June: Farm Life Journal

In this month's Farm Life Journal, Mark Jackson shows readers what it's like to plant soybeans directly into a field of waist-high cereal rye, which is a beneficial cover crop. Imagine if you planted green beans or sweet corn into your lush green lawn and you get a picture of this process! With a kernel of corn growing into a 12-foot-tall plant in just 90 days and ready to harvest in six months, once the crops are in Mark is as busy as ever. He's marketing his crops, managing insects and their beneficial or detrimental impact on corn and soybeans, and tending to his flourishing vegetable garden. Dive in to learn what life is like on the farm this month. Read more...