Spring has definitely sprung in Indiana! Temperatures are getting warmer, the grass is getting greener, flowers are starting give the world their color again, and schools are letting out for spring break! While all over the state many families are enjoying their break, local farm families are celebrating the beginning of planting season. With just under 15 million acres devoted to crops in Indiana alone, spring planting is a time of long hours in the tractor, meals eaten in the fields, and farm families are working together to make sure that this year’s crop will be a successful one!
Technology is one tool that farmers use to help planting (and harvesting) move a little faster and run a little smoother. We all know technology is always evolving, and farm technology is no different than any other kind in that respect. Great leaps have been made in the last few decades that allow farmers to work more efficiently and sustainably, getting a greater result while using fewer resources. Jent from The Farmwife Feeds discusses why planting technology is so important to farmers in her blog post, 5 Reasons for Farm Planting Technology.
It seems that life gets busier during warmer weather, not only for the farmers working the fields but for everyone else as well. That’s why this time of year it’s extremely important to use caution when driving on the roads, especially in more rural areas. Wondering what exactly you should do if see a tractor sharing the road with you? Read What Should I do if I see a Tractor on the Road to learn how to safely interact with farm machinery on the road!
For some families, a stay-cation is the way to go during a break from school. Wondering how to keep the kids entertained and fed while they’re home for spring break? Get them in the kitchen and let them help! Letting kids help in the kitchen is a fun way to help the learn about food and where it comes from! Take a look at some of our favorite recipes that the kids can help with!