Field equipment for grain production on modest acreages and diversified farm operations
Bramwell, Stephen G., 1978-
Brouwer, Brook O., 1985-
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This Extension manual provides an introduction to grain production equipment appropriate for small- and medium-scale farmers new to grain growing as well as considerations for sourcing affordable and reliable farming implements. It also incorporates the experience of farmers and tractor mechanics who have grown small grains for many years, worked on small grain equipment, or have direct, recent experience adding grain enterprises to diversified farm operations. Topics addressed in this manual include equipment needed to add a grain enterprise (1), a review of production equipment from field preparation to harvest (2), considerations for equipment selection (3), and sourcing grain production equipment (4). This publication focuses mostly on used and older equipment considering that many diversified farms, and those operating on modest acreages, cannot afford to invest in new and larger-scale grain production equipment.