Rhonda Brooks

Articles By Rhonda Brooks

May 27, 2019

Decoration Day 2019: Happy 100th Anniversary To My Grandparents

The original Memorial Day, known as Decoration Day, is particularly memorable for my family.
May 27, 2019

Memorial Day 2019: Happy 100th Anniversary To My Grandparents

Memorial Day is often referred to as “the solemn holiday,” and understandably so. On the last Monday of May, we honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally, though, Memorial Day was named Decoration Day by General John A. Logan who, in 1868, called
Apr 18, 2019

Family Ties

Create an ethical will to transfer values
Mar 22, 2019

Capture Value From Above

Eyes in the sky guide boots and decisions on the ground
Mar 19, 2019

They Reduced Corn Seeding Costs 15% Using Management Zones

Being able to variable-rate plant corn by management zone has delivered a 15% reduction in annual seed corn costs.
Mar 15, 2019

Rhonda Brooks: My Thoughts On Cannabis

There are many good uses for cannabis that have nothing to do with recreational drug use.
Boots in Field
Mar 15, 2019

To Grid Sample Or Zone Sample: What’s The Difference? Plenty.

As technology continues to evolve and improve, farmers’ ability to detect changes in the field gives them more avenues to manage those changes.
Jan 17, 2019

Trade Is Fundamental To Success

New trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama were three of Tom Vilsack’s achievements as secretary of agriculture. Here at home, Vilsack facilitated 500 investments in local food infrastructure, including food hubs, processing facilities and distribution networks, connecting farmers and consumers.
Jan 17, 2019

Rhonda Brooks: Farmers Share Planting Intentions

By the time January rolls around, farmers have usually purchased 80% of their seed corn and soybeans for the upcoming season. We know this based on the national seed and planting survey Farm Journal conducts with farmers annually.