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May 28, 2018

Cultivating Patience

You can tell it’s spring – flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and…farm equipment is on the move. Today’s farms are bigger and spread out further meaning there is probably a lot more equipment on the road today compared to years ago when farmers had smaller tracts of land. Farm equipment is bigger too, which […]
Don Lamb
April 18, 2018

We’re Pretty Busy Waiting for Spring

It’s looking like this spring will be a lot like last year – cool and wet. While there’s not much we can do about the weather, we can do everything we can to be prepared once the sun comes out and the fields are ready for planting season. One of the main strategies recommended by […]
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