Just The Facts
FAQ's about How Farms Work
What is how farms work?
How Farms Work is a YouTube channel that was designed to show people who weren't born on a farm what the farming life is actually like. It also serves as a vlog to show the ins and outs on a Wisconsin Beef and Crop Farm.
What is your youtube upload schedule?
Our scheduled upload days are Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 11AM Central Time.
FAQ's about The Farm
FAQ's about Ryan
How many tractors do you own and what are they?
We now own four tractors, all of which are John Deere.
We own a 4020, 4640, 7400, and 8235R.
how many acres do you run and how many cattle do you have?
For the 2016 crop year we are running around 1300 acres and we own about 200 head of cattle.
What are your main priorities on the farm?
Our main priorities are making sure the cattle are fed. During spring and fall, the only thing that supersedes the cattle is making sure the fieldwork gets done. The cows can wait long enough since weather is usually a large constraint with fieldwork.
Are you hiring?
Unfortunately, we wish to remain small enough that we can call ourselves a 100% family operation. This means that we do not hire workers from outside of the family.
What is your favorite tractor?
It's a draw between the 4640 and the 8235R. The 8235R is nice and luxurious with a lot of power, however, you just can't beat the old Iron Man Series John Deere tractors. My childhood dream tractor was a 4960.
What is your favorite thing to do on the farm?
Personally I really like disking. You get to cover a lot of acres and move at a quick rate of speed so things don't get dull. With the recent addition of the 8235R, we no longer have to make 2 passes as we can now drop the disk down far enough it does the job in 1 pass.
Advice for people who want to get into farming?
My advice to anyone looking to get into farming is to find a local farming job. Often farmers post on public bulletins at local businesses such as gas stations looking for help.
Try to find an older farmer who needs help. If you work for him long enough and he doesn't have kids, he may leave it to you for a discounted price. Farming most likely has the highest barrier to entry there is.