Many in Posey County were able to finish planting this week due to a dry week. Our planting season started April 9 and ended June 14. Mark doesn’t remember a longer planting season. All the corn is sprayed, and we are caught up with sidedressing. Wheat harvest has begun in earnest with many in this area, but the wheat is wet at 25%. Agronomists tell us that with this week predicted to be very rainy, the test weight will be seriously affected. We waited. Time will tell if that was a good decision. Sunday night, we got walloped by 3 inches of rain in less than two hours. It is still raining as I write this, so a grand total of precipitation is not yet available.
I’m headed to Little Rock, Arkansas, this week for a national Ag in the Classroom conference. For those not familiar with this Farm Bureau program, it is designed to allow volunteers into the classroom to educate children — and teachers — about where their food comes from. I have been a volunteer for over 30 years, and I love to tell my farm stories to young people. hope this conference will give me new insight on commodities I may be unfamiliar with and new ways to present lessons. If you’re a teacher or know a teacher that could benefit from this program, contact your county Farm Bureau leadership to schedule a presentation. I also do programs for adult civic organizations and would be happy to talk to any group about the wonders of agriculture. Until next week, stay afloat and stay safe.