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Talk about new buildings and shops, repairing old ones and how to maximize your assets.

  1. Would you crowd-fund to raise money to build a new barn on your farm?

    A Nebraska couple has turned to the crowd-funding site Barnraiser () to raise money to cover the costs of a new barn. What do you think about...

    Started by Alison Rice, 11-13-2014 11:49 AM
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    01-13-2015 12:33 PM Go to last post
  2. DIY Farm Hacks

    Stumbled across this today: Some of them look pretty interesting. I'll sift through them all and share some of my favorites.

    Started by PotterB, 01-13-2015 11:46 AM
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  3. Tips on winterizing the farm

    Here are a few: What do you do to get the farmstead ready for wintertime?

    Started by PotterB, 11-25-2014 10:03 AM
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  4. How to build the perfect shop - for you

    Maybe some ideas or at least words of inspiration here:

    Started by PotterB, 11-17-2014 04:18 PM
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  5. Beautiful landscape shots of North Dakota agriculture

    Photographer Erin Ehnle says "North Dakota agriculture is stunning," and after finding her photos via Twitter, we couldn't agree more. Check out more...

    Started by Alison Rice, 09-09-2014 05:13 PM
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    11-11-2014 07:10 AM Go to last post
  6. Farmers Preserve Their Aging Barns

    From the Associated Press: It's a nice story. You can read the whole thing here:

    Started by PotterB, 08-25-2014 04:07 PM
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  7. State Fairs and Job Fairs?

    Could the Iowa State Fair, Wisconsin State Fair, and the Great Minnesota Get Together double as job fairs? The president of Chicago's CME Group...

    Started by Alison Rice, 08-11-2014 12:40 PM
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    08-17-2014 12:37 PM Go to last post
  8. HUGE TX ranch up for sale

    http://online.wsj.com/articles/brokers-prep-giant-waggoner-farm-for-sale-1407879974 From the Wall St Journal. "Ranch Dressing: Brokers Prep Giant...

    Started by drdiederich, 08-13-2014 12:55 PM
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    08-14-2014 10:42 AM Go to last post
  9. This 25-Acre Farm Sold For SIX MILLION

    A farm in Minnetonka, Minn. (a southwest suburb of Minneapolis) was purchased by Ron Clark Construction and Design. They closed on the 25.5 acre...

    Started by PotterB, 07-29-2014 03:17 PM
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    08-06-2014 10:01 PM Go to last post
  10. Skyfarm!

    Check this out, concept art from a proposed vertical farm in Seoul. It will be 20 stories tall and will be "intended to provide the heavily...

    Started by PotterB, 07-25-2014 12:51 PM
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    07-26-2014 08:07 AM Go to last post
  11. High cost of repairs

    I'm in the Dan Anderson fan club, for what it's worth. His latest blog covers why farm equipment repair costs are so darn high. Here's a quick setup:...

    Started by PotterB, 07-21-2014 10:33 AM
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  12. Shop Tricks & Time Savers

    From Farm Journal columnist Dan Anderson: A dozen or so great tips. For example, waterless hand cleaners are great lubricants for installing...

    Started by PotterB, 07-14-2014 02:53 PM
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  13. building grain bin jacks

    we have a grain bin to move and finding jacks to rent is not as easy as i thought. i have the means and capabilities to build them. where might i...

    Started by ben4450, 06-23-2014 12:23 PM
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    07-07-2014 01:51 PM Go to last post
  14. Stairway...American culture, stairway to heaven on a harp.

    Started by verbatime, 01-02-2011 08:17 AM
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    05-27-2014 08:26 AM Go to last post
  15. Birdhouse blueprints?

    Where can I find some?

    Started by LANDBARON, 11-15-2012 10:29 AM
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    03-14-2014 01:34 PM Go to last post
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    Started by dennis1, 01-26-2014 08:22 AM
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  17. fuel storage maybe changes..

    INFORMATION FROM KANSAS GRAIN AND FEED ASSN. FEDERAL NEWS FRIDAY JULY 27, 2012 A bill to dramatically increase the exemption from federal fuel...

    Started by dennis1, 08-10-2012 08:59 PM
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  18. Verb--siding question

    What do you know about L P Smart Panel Siding. Being told it is better than the cement siding. Have a choice of that or vinyl. Don't like the...

    Started by 4450, 09-09-2013 06:56 PM
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  19. Upkeep on 100 year old barn

    Does anyone know of any grants or low interest loans available to reinvigorate an aging barn? It has been and continues to be in good shape but it...

    Started by captain7781, 06-25-2013 02:27 PM
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    06-29-2013 09:56 AM Go to last post
  20. Grain bin jacks

    I had a set of five manual grain bin jacks and the center cone jack, had not used them since the 80's, and they have disappeared. I am looking to...

    Started by Faust100F, 08-12-2012 12:50 PM
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    03-08-2013 09:06 PM Go to last post

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