What’s your name? Grant Morgan
I have been a farmer since: 1985, when I graduated high school. We are a grain farm , from 1970 to 2010 we were also a hog farm . My dad’s retired; now I run the family farm.
I have been a Farm At Hand user: just a little over a year now. I like to keep track of my inventories and which bin has what. I also like the Contracts section as it helps to keep me organized and it’s easy to access from Calendar.
Where do you farm? In S.K., North of Prince Albert about 11 miles West.
What do you grow? I grow wheat, barley, canola, peas and flax.
How did you get into farming? I have always worked on the farm since I was a little kid. It was easy to get into after school. Farming is not really a job; it’s a lifestyle. It gives you a lot of freedom to do what you want to do – except during seeding and harvest.
What do you love about farming? The lifestyle. You are your own boss and you make your own decisions. Also, I take pride in the crops I produce.
Tell us a little bit about your farm and who you farm with. Our farm name is Morgans Hog Haven. We farm 1,200 ac and my nephew helps me during busy times.
What’s one of your favourite moment in the field? When I am combining and nobody is around. It’s very beautiful and you appreciate the nature more.
What is your most important piece of equipment? Other than myself? That would be the high clearance sprayer because we do a lot of spraying now: pre-burn, in crop, fungicides and dessication. I think farmers live in their sprayers.
Can you share with us what you think is the biggest challenge in Ag right now? I think there’s a lot of misconceptions out there about GMO’s, farming practices, etc. If they actually see how much care we put into the land, then they’d understand how important the work that we do for modern farming is.
What is your biggest take away this year? To set contract price for your commodities as early as possible. Commodity price is so volatile. Lock the price that would give you good profit, even though it might not be the highest price (yet).
If there is one thing you would like the general population to know about farming or Agriculture what would that be? That we work very hard to produce food. People have this notion that farming is easy, but it’s not. It’s very demanding and involves a lot of long hours of hard work.
Where can we find you online? Twitter @GrantMbr734.
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