LE SILLON

A John Deere Publication

Issue: March 2022

Agriculture, Sustainability

Engaging Plant Armor

Epigenetics prepares crops to face the worst and still yield.

Rural Living

Relay Horse Racing

The wild world of bareback horse racing.

Specialty/Niche

Making Arrangements

Flower arranging takes small farm to the next level.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Ecological Gardens

Mimicking nature to create a space of beauty. 

potato chips in deep fryer

AGRICULTURE, SPECIALTY/NICHE

From Field to Bowl

Potato grower finds success through vertical integration.

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AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK/POULTRY

Into the Woods

Mixed livestock clear a path for forest grazing.

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RURAL LIVING

Building the Offbeat, Off-Grid

A world of experience and a dash of whimsy deliver off-grid living with a creative lean.

ferns

RURAL LIVING

See the Forest for the Trees

Create a plan for your woodlands.

RURAL LIVING

A Rowdy Spin on Little League

Cross a circus with a track meet. Add spurs, sequins, kids from preteen to diapers and horses of every age, shape and size and you may come close to grasping the chaos and joy of the 60-year tradition that is Broadus, Montana’s, annual Little Levi Junior Rodeo.

“There were roping clubs and such, but it was the first real rodeo event for youth in the area. It was a whole community effort to put it on,” recalls Nancy Tarver. Her brother, Hugh Espy, was the first Little Levi All-Around Cowboy.

He recalls arriving at the rodeo not with a trailer, but crammed into a single-cab truck with a stock rack. The first rodeo ran into the dark of a long Montana summer day. “I think it was a bigger deal than what they thought it would be,” he laughs.

egg farm worker pushing cart of hens

AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK/POULTRY

Great Eggspectations

Couple establishes a commercial layer operation.

Combine in a bean field

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

Fork to Farm

Quality assurance plan promises traceback for U.S. soy.

aerial view of Mississippi river basin

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

A Dent in the Dead Zone

Task force shows progress—and challenges.

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AG TECH

Testing Irrigation Tech

Kansas farms demonstrate water savings.

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AG TECH, EDUCATION

Connecting Through Technology

QR codes link farms to consumers.

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AGRICULTURE, FARM OPERATION

Got Your Goats

A 4-H project turned show goat production herd.

Tractor Tilling a Field

LIVESTOCK/POULTRY

Tech@Work

John Deere reveals fully autonomous tractor at CES 2022, and it’s just the beginning.

Bambauer Equipment lead pump

AGRICULTURE, SUSTAINABILITY

The Big Stick

One pump, one John Deere engine, one of a kind.

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The Furrow Spring 2022

About The Furrow

The Furrow was first established by John Deere Company in 1895 as “A Journal for the American Farmer.” The goal of the magazine remains the same - to tell stories that people enjoy reading and provide them with knowledge that they can apply in their operations.

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