Farmers, here’s how to make your winter PRODUCTIVE!

For those who are not engaged in agriculture, the winter period may seem like an opportunity for farmers to rest before the land thaws and it’s time to work in the field. That’s not even close to the truth! In agriculture, there are jobs during the winter. Here’s how some of the growers spend the winter. And which of these ideas can bring you a productive winter and a successful year.

Farmers can use the winter period for a more successful year – © Pixabay

Most farmers use the coldest months of the year to plan the right path for next season. But also for all the jobs that will make it possible.

So the manager of the Dream of Wild Health farm, Jessica Grindir, uses this period for drying, cleaning and seed storage various varieties of zucchini, beans, corn and sunflowers.

In addition, he includes young people from his district in these and other jobs, who thus acquire their first ones agricultural experiences.

Winter is an ideal time to plan for success

Many agricultural experts, including Craig Askim, an advisor at North Dakota State University, agree that winter work is equal to important for success farms as well as months spent in the field.

“The way you decide to spend the next 30 to 60 days can really affect success. ”, Says Askim. About 50 percent of the net profitability of farms in North Dakota occurs in the winter months, based on decision which farmers bring you, ”he says.

Askim explains that it is especially important for farmers to focus on how they can make a profit and prevent possible losses. This can be achieved by ensuring that producers take advantage of loans, start product marketing or establish agreements with potential buyers. Other proactive actions that are equally important are ensuring good health of livestock and informing about vaccination. Or research better crop management strategies for navigation future climatic conditions.

Farmers have a great impact on society, ecology and the economy

Mirabai Collins i Malcolm Hoover, married couple from Portland, Oregon, already have a long to-do list for the winter. They will help expand and strengthen their urban farm.

These obligations include, but are not limited to developing relationships with other organizations and companies. They plan to visit universities and colleges with significant agricultural programs to find ideas that they can implement at home.

“This is not an endeavor of Malcolm and Mirabai. This is something we create for community. We are trying to establish efficient paths, laying the groundwork for more people to do this work, ”said these hardworking people.

The two of them are also interested in applying numerous practices clean energy. They point out that many of their meetings will be focused on building that vision, in order to become an exemplary farm in the face of climate change.

It doesn’t matter if it is farm one hectare, 100 acres or 10,000 acres. For those who dedicate their lives to putting food on other people’s tables, sub-zero temperatures, frost and strong winds are not a call for hibernation. For farmers, winter serves as a reminder to pursue tasks that will help them achieve their goals – whether social, environmental or economic – in the coming seasons. We hope you find some of these idea serve as inspiration and motivation for your business.

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