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The Art of Planting - 1
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:56 AM CST

"A winning effort begins with preparation." -- Joe Gibbs, three-time Super Bowl-winning football coach and championship NASCAR team owner

Let's start with two horror stories that illustrate how being ill-prepared can get planting off to a dismal start:

EXAMPLE 1:

A Nebraska farmer a few years ago meticulously prepared his planter and related hardware to get a quick start on planting. He roared into the field feeling good about himself until -- 50 acres into the process -- he realized he had forgotten a key ingredient: seed. (This story came from an Extension source, and we assume it is not ...

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