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March 6, 2018

Indiana Crop Farming – It’s More Than Fuel and Feed.

In the summer, you don’t have to drive very far to see vast fields of corn and soybeans; the primary, commodity crop here in Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa. What you can’t see is which crops are destined for fuel for your car fuel for animals, or fuel for your body. One type is considered a […]
Don Lamb
September 6, 2017

A Ripple From Our Farm to Foreign Shores

Agriculture reinforces the effect of one small action growing into something bigger. Seeds are planted, and from that, there is a harvest, and more seeds. We’ve always been keenly aware of the role that our faith plays in our daily life and in our business, and we’ve worked to share that faith with others who […]
Don Lamb
August 22, 2017

How’s the view? Bringing Drone Technology to the Farm

Drones are becoming both a popular toy and tool. The question for us is, can this technology do anything new for us as farmers? Three years ago, we purchased one of the more inexpensive drones just to get a feel for using it and to explore what it could do for us. It was rather […]
Don Lamb
August 7, 2017

AgRecycle: it’s what can happen when you ask, what if?

It surprises a lot of people that our ag operation includes large-scale composting. What began as a one-time “gift” of turkey manure has grown into a thriving recycling company. Today, AgRecycle processes between 6-7000 tons of manure, corn by-products, food waste, grass clippings, leaves, and wood scrap. In the early 90s, Purdue Turkey Farms needed […]
Don Lamb
July 26, 2017

It’s All About Our People

One constant about our farm is our continued growth, which wouldn’t be possible without a dedicated crew. When my father, Bob Lamb, (known as Ol’ Bob around here) began farming, he had one employee. Generations ago, a hired hand or two was always helpful, especially in the rush of planting or harvesting. Today, we’ve grown […]
Don Lamb
June 28, 2017

Cover Crops: What’s the Payoff?

This season’s crop seems to be more high maintenance than other years, we are facing more rain, again, and windy days limit our spraying and other work. We’re fortunate that we have all our ground planted; there are some farmers who have been rained out several times and are trying to catch up. It’s years […]
Don Lamb
May 17, 2017

The Art (and Science) of Indiana Crop Management

Already this spring we’ve had some major ups and downs. The mild March and April months helped many farmers get in the fields early, and many got ahead of schedule for the planting season. Only to be followed by days of rain, which kept us out of the fields and concerned about the plight of […]
Don Lamb
April 29, 2017

Springtime at Lamb Farms

You may be noticing a lot of dust in the air. Our mild spring has been a blessing for us as we are already busy with fieldwork. Drive along a county road and you’ll see a tractor shrouded in a cloud of dust as it works its way across the field. Farming keeps us busy all the time, […]
Don Lamb
October 23, 2016

October 23rd, 2016

Popcorn Finished! Harvest is progressing nicely.  Popcorn is one of our favorite crops to grow, but it is also a nice crop to have finished.   The Popcorn plant itself is much stronger than it used to be, but it is still the corn that we worry the most about.  There is a fairly small […]
Don Lamb
October 3, 2016

October 3rd, 2016

Harvest has begun!  This is always my favorite time of year, not just because it is payday, but because you get to see the fruit of your labor.  So far, the yields have been great.  We have had a year with steady water, but not too much at any one time.   I snapped this […]
Don Lamb