It’s February 24, and I just made an appointment with my THIRD client this year will bring me an empty Living Trust. That’s the third one this year. I typically handle this type of client in this situation about twice a year. The 90’s and early 2000’s was the peak for the “Living Trust” mills. While […]
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Drone technology continues to evolve. ICYMI, here’s the Lady Gaga intro to halftime including the drone backdrop video from the Superbowl (due to NFL restrictions, you’ll need to click through to view the first video directly on YouTube): Here’s the “behind the scenes” (more promotional than informational, but still of interest): Fun facts: – These […]
My farm clients have started calling for tax appointments, even though they don’t have all their financial information collected. As you gather information for your tax preparer, keep these tips in mind: 1. Separate your major farm activities into separate businesses (Enterprises). If you have multiple farm entities, each should have its own bank […]
Christmas and the holidays are the most festive and romantic time of year. 43% of engagements happen between November and January, with the top proposal dates as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day. (These believable but unsourced statistics were found on Wedding Wire and Elite Daily). For farm families, the addition […]
Disney and Intel team up for a terrific 300-drone light show for the holidays. It takes special permission from FAA to deploy a drone swarm (technically, ‘drone fleet’). Another drone light show from Intel – provides a behind the scenes look at the technology:
Port information starts at 0:55 Inside INdiana Business Why is this categorized as “Agriculture? More than 1/3 of the shipborne freight at Indiana Ports is corn. Other agriculture products at Indiana Ports include ethanol, soybean meal, and fertilizer.
Another great video from CGP Grey – your source for an interesting look at how things happened in culture and science. Fun fact: Domestication is changing an animal over time to make it better serve humans, taming is changing a single animal’s behavior so it doesn’t freak out around humans. (Their term)
Fascinating. I have always wondered why, if Europeans nearly wiped out the Native Americans with their diseases, the opposite did not happen. 12-minute video, but very much worth the watch.
The video is in Dutch, but is worth the watch. Police in the Netherlands are training eagles to take down drones. Drone technology can be used for good or for ill – this is an innovated and creative response to potential threat by drones. An eagle can fly from 10,000 to 15,000 feet high, can […]
Vertical Greenhouses LED lighting Nutrient Mist “Pink” Houses “Pretty” Veggies Tech (Smart) Tractors Lab Meat “Re-wilding” These are all under experimentation or in production throughout the world, today. Many options address a singular problem – getting fresh, quality produce to urban populations by establishing sky-scraper greenhouses in the city. Read the full article here: (Newsweek) […]
Native Hoosier and Carroll County farmer Ben Dillon seeks to revolutionize the harvesting process with his Tribine machine. His new machine was unveiled at the Farm Progress Show, and folks were able to see the ground-breaking machine in action. This harvester is designed to allow farmers to harvest and load without additional personnel or equipment in […]
Read the article and view the full slideshow at Internet of Things. The agriculture industry has integrated Level 4 for field use (known use area). Self-driving tractors and combines automatically steer, adjust speed, and perform a number of other automatic functions so that the operator can focus on other things (like planting or combining depth, […]
Farmers had self-driving technology before Google. Farmers have been using GPS for both location and field mapping for years. With constant attention directed to the computer monitors and read-outs in the tractor or combine cabs, self-driving technology is a necessity. The farmer is still needed in the cab, however, to monitor and adjust to changes in […]
June 30 article in the Washington Post discusses a letter signed by 107 (110 as of this post) of the 296 living Nobel laureates in support of GMO science, and urging Greenpeace to back off efforts to block the roll out of GMO rice that has been fortified to combat Vitamin A deficiency in Third World countries. […]