Intoducing Jolene: the Go-To for Farm Business Help

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Meet Jolene Brown – a farmer, author, professional speaker and champion for the people of agriculture. She’s from West Branch, Iowa, and travels worldwide sharing leading-edge best practices that have the power to increase productivity, profitability and peace of mind. Her passion combined with her fun-filled spirit and valuable information brings humor, hope and helpful ideas to the people of agriculture.

What can she do for you? Jolene is the go-to for farm business help, including farm succession, working with neighbors, dealing with “skunk people” in the farm, farm hiring and much more! She’ll be lending her advice to the Fastline friends to help you better deal with everything that running a farm entails!

Some of the topics we plan to cover are finding balance between farm life and everything else; finding your “one thing;” conflict resolution and farm succession. Keep an eye out for the first piece of advice Jolene will have for you!

Learn more about Jolene by clicking here.

 

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8 Things Farm Equipment Can Teach You About Yourself

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Fastline loves farm equipment – not just because we make it easy to find your next piece of equipment, but also because of how much it can teach you about yourself. Check out the 8 Things farm equipment can teach you about yourself and see if you agree!

 

Patience – There’s no better way to learn the true meaning of patience than when you blow a gasket in the middle of the field and have to wait for the parts needed. Better yet, when you’ve got several thousand acres to get done before the pending storm and you’re running at under 10 mph – that is when you really learn patience.

Skill set – Farm Equipment has a way of forcing you to learn the ins and outs of its mechanics so that you know when that sound wasn’t so good and you may need to start parts searching. You don’t realize how much you know until something needs to be done and you’ve got it covered!

Optimism – There’s something about getting ready for plant that forces you to be optimistic for what is to come – will it be a good year, an okay year or the worst yet? No matter the turnout, the sight of that tractor makes you believe the best is yet to come.

Happiness – What’s better than an evening date in the combine or taking a ride around in the John Deere B? Farm equipment will show you the true meaning of happiness!

Determination – It’s ok that it’s 3 a.m. and it’s just you, the combine and the moon – you’ve got one last field to get done before the weather gets bad. That combine isn’t going to stop, why should you?

Dedication – That tractor that’s been in your family for three generations but looks like it’s been five – it’s still working as hard as it can and showing you the true meaning of dedication and you return the favor by treating it like royalty!

Satisfaction – There’s nothing like finishing up that restoration of Old glory or making the last pass of the day to call your plant complete. That feeling you get from those is the feeling of satisfaction.

Importance to this world – There are over 7 billion mouths to feed and that job is up to the farmers. With out farm equipment helping along the way, we wouldn’t know the true feeling of just how important we are.

What has Farm Equipment taught you? Share with us by leaving a comment below!

 

 

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Ten Signs It’s Harvest Time

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Harvest time is here and for many, it’s their favorite time of the year! Check out these ten signs it’s harvest time from your fellow Farmers!

1. The Lights in the field- when the weather is right, it’s go time – even if that means running through the night.  

2. The dinner table moves from the dining room to the field, after all a meal together is priceless.  

3. Optimism is at its highest 

4. You see a lot more of the good type of traffic: 

5. The landscape takes on a new look. For months you watched it grow and fill the fields, now its back to the flat land until next year.  Continue reading

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Caption This!

Let’s have some fun, what do you say? This little oopsy happened and we want to see who thinks they can come up with the best caption for what’s happening! Leave your best guess with a comment below! Give it your best shot because the person with the best caption will get a special shout out from us!

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16 Pictures That Prove Harvest Time is the Best Time!

Harvest time is a time for many that brings optimism, memories and of course, the best views. Check out how these Farmers and their farm equipment showed us their favorite view of harvest!

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