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Ag PhD Insider magazine is a NEW bi-monthly publication continuing Ag PhD’s mission of providing valuable information to improve your production and bottom line. With regular features on farmers pushing the envelope of innovation, as well as informational columns covering agronomic best practices, the latest equipment technologies, and cutting edge research, Ag PhD Insider provides you with a wide range of the information you need to make the best possible farm investment decisions.

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SHARKFARMER Radio

ROB SHARKEY,
Host of SHARKFARMER Radio.

Rob Sharkey is a purebred farmer dedicated to championing farmers and their stories. A 5th generation farmer from Bradford, Illinois, Rob learned the ins and outs of farming from his dad and took to it like a shark to water.

“All I’ve ever wanted to do is farm,” says Rob.  “It’s what I was meant to do.”

But as is common with many farm operations, the future of the Sharkey farm wasn’t always certain. After Rob returned home from college to farm in the 90s, his farm was invested heavily in hogs. Then, the hog market fell through.

In spite of an empty checking account and bankers and naysayers urging him to call it quits, Rob persevered. He fought through the crisis and diversified, pulling the operation forward on the strength of his determination and passion for farming.

“I love farming, and didn’t want to quit,” says Rob. “My family has farmed for 150 years, and I was not going to let it all end with me.”

Now, Sharkey is a successful crop farmer of 2000 acres, as well as a whitetail deer outfitter. With his wife, Emily, he is working to continue the Sharkey Farm legacy into the 6th generation by instilling his love of farming into his four children.

It is stories like his that the Shark Farmer wants to share. Farming is tough, and it takes tough people to farm. That’s what Shark Farmer Radio is all about – not being shy about highlighting the struggles and successes of farmers and elevating those stories for everyone to hear. There are thousands of stories out there of tough farmers who have not gotten the recognition they deserve. Shark Farmer Radio is going to change that.

SHARKFARMER
RADIO SHOW
Hosted by Rob Sharkey

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Natural Solutions

December 26th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

Why do some fields just do better than others? How come in some fields you see lots of residue from the previous crops and others you don’t find hardly any? Why does drought […]

Crop Protection: What’s Up & What’s Down for 2018?

December 26th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

When the corn price bottomed out in the fall of 2005 at $1.30 per bushel in my area (eastern South Dakota), had I promised you $3+ corn and 200+ bushel yields in 2017, […]

2018 Ag PhD Soils Clinics

December 26th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

How can I cut expenses? That’s what most farmers ask me. In fact, it’s the number one question I’ve received over the years as an agronomist.

Here’s a better question I would encourage you […]

Think Outside the Bin

December 13th, 2017|

From Grain PhD – www.grainphd.com

Harvest activity is complete or nearing completion and you are faced with historically weak basis and corn values below their cost of production. You are likely planning to store corn in either […]

Is Prepay This Year More Important Than Ever?

December 13th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

Benjamin Franklin was quoted as saying, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” As a farmer, I know this to be true. There’s no guarantee of […]

Ag PhD 2018 Winter Workshops

December 13th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

This winter, we will have free Agronomy Workshops, Soils Clinics, Advanced Soils Clinics, and a New Technologies Clinic, as well! I know you are busy, but we have already been working hard to […]