Monthly Archives: March 2019

Waiting on the Weather

Rain Rain go away! We have gotten a ton of rain this year. As soon as the ground dries up some we are ready to roll. Crop plans are being finalized, planters have been repaired and cleaned, anyhdrous wagons are prepped, and  sprayers are good to go! If we can just have a few days of warm weather and sunshine the 2019 season can begin. 

On the tobacco side we are starting seeds in our greenhouse, and prepping for our migrant workers to arrive. This year will be our largest tobacco crop yet. 

The cattle side is ready for some dry weather and green grass too! The resident Holstien Penelpe is enjoying being queen of the farm. The cattle side has seen quite a few changes this year. We are using a new software, Performance Beef. It has so far been a great help in managing treatments, cost, and feed. We fed 15,000  head of cattle last year and our goal for 2019 is 20,000 head. So if you look at the Jolly Farm as you pass buy you will probably see some heavy equipment working on the Jolly Expansion.