Daily Life on the Farm

Daily Life on the Farm

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Daily Life on the Farm
  • Last to The Field, Hopefully Not Last in Yield - Soybean Planting | Griggs Farms

    Episode 33

    Planting season is finally here. Fresh off last year's record soybean harvest Matt decides to plant soybeans before he plants corn. This year, he has a new tool to plant his soybeans with, the Bourgualt CD-872 air seeder that he used to plant cover crops and wheat last fall. However, Matt must...

  • Project Farm Rehab Strikes Back | Griggs Farms

    Episode 32

    Field prep preparing for planting 2024 is almost complete! But before Matt hooks to the planter, the Project Farm has to have some final tillage work done. Matt quickly finds out that there are still some problem areas though and one spot claims his tractor, not once, but twice... Will Matt, K...

  • She Ain't Pretty But She's Getting The Job Done | Griggs Farms

    Episode 31

    The last of the field prep work before planting is getting done. Matt gets to test out his new Reynolds dirtpan while Andy get started variable rate spreading some dry fertilizer. The big question is, will Matt's tractor pull the 17 yard dirtpan??? Matt gives an update on the ground he ripped ...

  • It Pays To Be Accu-Rate | Griggs Farms

    Episode 30

    In this episode, Matt and Andy show step by step how to install the Accu-Volume kit from Simon Innovations on their R series John Deere sprayer that Matt saw at the Farm and Machinery show. Matt explains the difficulty in accurately filling the John Deere sprayer's tank accurately with the exist...

  • We've Got A Plan... | Griggs Farms

    Episode 29

    With the chicken litter spread and a rain delay coming in overnight, it's time to get back on the combine engine problems. However, with new parts unavailable, Matt has to make an emergency trip to Arkansas to pick up some salvage parts...

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  • We Need Light During the Middle of the Day? Great American Eclipse | Griggs Farm

    Episode 28

    4/8/24 | After a long week of spreading litter, Matt and Andy are closing in on the finish line. However, when a once in a lifetime opportunity comes along, Matt and Andy take a break to observe the eclipse. Matt talks about his grain marketing plans for 2024.

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  • It's a Stinkin Job but Somebody Has to Do It... | Griggs Farms

    Episode 27

    4/1/24 | With the rain out of the way, Matt and Andy still have tons of chicken litter to apply. Matt explains his fertilizer strategy when utilizing chicken litter. Carter helps out when Andy has jury duty.

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  • An Expensive Repair Just Got Way More Expensive | Griggs Farms

    Episode 26

    3/29/24 | With rain overnight and a storm system bearing down on them, Matt and Andy get back on repairing some equipment. Just when he thought he was about to get a major repair done, Matt finds far more damage than he expected. But first some troublesome cows have to be carried off to slaught...

  • There Goes the Neighborhood... | Griggs Farms

    Episode 25

    3/28/24 | With the rest of the spring chicken litter finally delivered, Matt and Andy start sinking up the neighborhood applying chicken litter with their new Salford spreader. But before they can even start, they have some problems to overcome..

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  • Trailer Adventures! | Griggs Farms

    Episode 24

    3/23/24 | While Matt finishes up strip spraying, Kelly heads to Missouri to pick up @ChroniclesofKayla to go to South Dakota to pick up their new GSI paddle sweep. But before she gets far down the road, she has a mishap that threatens to derail the trip...

    Matt gives an explanation of his ferti...

  • So, You Want to See Us Rip Some More Ground? | Griggs Farms

    Episode 23

    3/21/24 | While Matt continues his strip spraying on corn and cotton ground, Andy gets started ripping some ground. But his equipment might surprise you...
    Matt shows off his aerial seeded cover crops and later asks for your prayers and talks about the evil perpetuating society.

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  • Project Farm Rehab Part 2 | Griggs Farms

    Episode 22

    3/18/24 | The new farm makeover continues...with some bulldozer work! Matt works on smoothing up the cleared ground and reshaping some of the slopes so that they can be planted. Kelly and Andy work on getting some nitrogen applied to the wheat crop using variable rate prescriptions. Matt apolo...

  • Foreign Parts Better Than U.S Parts???| Griggs Farms

    Episode 21

    3/15/24 | After a good run in the field, Matt, Andy, Kelly, and Carter are back in the shop trying to get the planter put back together. The correct disc openers showed up and Matt explains the comparison of the different disc openers he's trying from Wear Parts LLC to test the longevity.

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  • Who's Got the Radio Voice? Talk Dirt to Me Podcast | Griggs Farms

    Episode 20

    3/14/24 | Logan and Bobby Hanks, hosts of the "Talk Dirt To Me" podcast, invite Matt and Kelly on their show to talk about a wide range of subjects incuding urban expansion, chicken litter wars, their Hollywood experiences, and high yielding low cost soybean production. See a few segments on thi...

  • Activities in the Field!!! | Griggs Farms

    Episode 19

    3/13/24 | With the dry spring so far spring fieldwork is under way. The crew at Griggs Farms is pulling double duty as Kelly and Andy spray wheat while Matt sprays burndown strips in his cover crop. Matt talks about the difficulties farmers are facing this year with low commodity and high input...

  • Project. New Farm Rehab!!! | Griggs Farms

    Episode 18

    3/8/24 | Matt picked up a new 40 acre farm for 2024. But the farm has had cattle on it for decades and is in a major need of rehab before any crops can be planted on it. Matt starts out by renting a trackhoe to clear the overgrown trees and brush as the first step in getting this farm ready to ...

  • Good Help Makes for Easy Repairs! | Griggs Farms

    Episode 17

    3/7/24 | Project #2 gets started in the shop and Matt, Andy, and Kelly quickly get the Kinze planter stripped down. It's a fairly short and easy repair list but quickly comes to a halt when Matt finds out he's been shipped the wrong parts.

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  • Everything's Bigger in Texas...2024 Commodity Classic | Griggs Farms

    Episode 16

    2/28/24 | With Matt and Andy staying on the farm, Kelly has to travel to Houston, Texas to the 2024 Commodity Classic to do some work with the NCGA. While there, she has a chance to tour the trade show and see the latest offerings from John Deere and other companies.

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  • Unexpected Repairs!!! | Griggs Farms

    Episode 15

    2/28/24 | After a combine inspection, Matt and Andy have to quickly turn around and get started on an unexpected combine repair. Matt finds out his measurements on the dirtpan drawbar are slightly off and won't fit...

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  • Let's Try the Difficult Way First... | Griggs Farms

    Episode 14

    2/26/24 | The tractor repairs are under way but prove to be frustrating, especially when it comes to cleaning the evaporator coil on one of the tractors. Matt has to modify the drawbar for the new dirtpan, but isn't sure if he's got the equipment to work with 2" thick steel...

  • There Goes the Repair and Maintenance Budget...| Griggs Farms

    Episode 13

    2/19/24 | All the equipment is serviced but it's not ready for spring fieldwork yet. There's several repairs and LED lighting upgrades that need to be made to the tractors first plus some accessories for the John Deere 4440. But before that, Matt gets some bad news about his sprayer that could w...

  • Getting the RAM Ready to Tow!!! | Griggs Farms

    Episode 12

    2/12/24 | Let the winter shopwork begin! The first thing on the agenda is getting a B&W gooseneck hitch installed on the new 2500 RAM! After that, Matt and Andy get started on servicing all the equipment before they get started fixing everything. Matt shows off a new tool he picked up at the F...

  • Finally Got Our Equipment Back...5 Months Later...| Griggs Farms

    Episode 11

    2/1/24 | After a month and a half of plentiful rain, the ground has finally dried up enough to run across it. And with wheat about to come out of dormancy, it's going to be craving some nitrogen. So Matt and Andy quickly gear up to get some wheat fertilized. Kelly shows off and award they rece...

  • National Farm Machinery Show '24!!! | Griggs Farms

    Episode 10

    2/15/24 | The crew at Griggs Farms take a break from the farm and invade Louisville, KY to attend the biggest indoor farm show in the world!! They visit with some familiar vendors, some old friends, make some new friends, and get an insider view of two brand new combines from Case IH and New Hol...