LE SILLON

A John Deere Publication

Issue: November 2021

Farm Operation

Soft Skills And Labor

Farm workers are in short supply.

Agriculture, Education

Holidays By The Numbers

All major holidays are centered around food; that’s great news for farmers!

Agriculture, Education

Mildew In The Spotlight

UV trials target powdery mildew.

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four-stage roller crimper designs

AGRICULTURE, FARM OPERATION

Rolling With It

A helpful crimp in the plan.

Two men walking in front of tractor

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

The Save Farm

Providing hope and purpose to U.S. heroes.

a woman outside at sunset looking at a tablet

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students standing around a table with instruction

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

Tech@Work: JD TECH Program

John Deere TECH program is not your average technical school.

View of farm in the distance

AGRICULTURE, FARM OPERATION

Playing The Long Game

Family strategically expands farm to balance industry challenges.

Close up photo of plant flowering

AGRICULTURE, SPECIALTY/NICHE

Renewed Roots

Northern Minnesota beef and grain farmer renews passion through produce.

AGRICULTURE, SPECIALTY/NICHE

Frozen Farmer

The decadent smell of ripe strawberries engulfed Katey and Kevin Evans as they rolled open the door of their Delaware farm’s produce truck in 2016. It was their first strawberry crop. A bumper harvest...a day past peak freshness due to an overwhelmed market.

Yet they fondly recall this devastating moment. It was a life juncture. One where they chose to take a sharp left into the unknown instead of trucking down the same old rutted farm path.

The new destination is a stunning legacy for a family fruit, vegetable and small grains farm.

A legacy taking their farm to your freezer. If you shop at Walmart, Kroger or Giant you’ve maybe seen, or even purchased, a pint of their Frozen Farmer sorbet or their proprietary sorbet/ice cream blend, “Frobert.”

close up of boot stepping on device

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

Pinpoint Soil pH

Shallow sampling reveals no-till concerns.

wheat growing in field photo

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

Heads Up For Hybrid Wheat

After decades of trying, hybrid wheat is again on the horizon.

photo of cantaloupes

AGRICULTURE, SPECIALTY/NICHE

The Best Markets

Market garden finds new opportunities in adversity.

photo of wildfire devastation

AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK/POULTRY

Rescue Riders

Livestock lovers haul animals from fire zones.

photo of above view of river with boats docking

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

Port of Blencoe

Barges make a comeback on the Mighty Mo.

Man standing holding a drone

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

Technical Skills

Why Gen Z may find a dream job in agriculture.

skyline with truck in the background
The Furrow November 2021

About The Furrow

The Furrow was first established by John Deere Company in 1895 as “A Journal for the American Farmer.” The goal of the magazine remains the same - to tell stories that people enjoy reading and provide them with knowledge that they can apply in their operations.

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