Crops - Practical Training

Collage of MAST participants on crops farms

  • Description: Row crop farms grow corn, soybeans, sugar beets, potatoes, edible beans, etc. Small grain farms grow wheat, oats, barley, alfalfa hay, etc. Farm sizes range from small (500-2000 acres) to medium (2000-5000 acres) to large (5000+ acres), with great variety in size and age of farm machinery. Some placements also have livestock.
  • Activities: preparing soil, applying fertilizer and pesticides, seeding, irrigating, harvesting, machinery upkeep and repair, storing crops, hauling produce or seed.
  • Time of year: Typical placement period is from March/April to November/December. June, July and August placements provide harvest-related activities. Limited number of placements in January, February, and October.

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