Field Day Photo Gallery: Farm Equipment 101
Eric and Ann Franzenburg hosted a field day in early August to discuss and demonstrate the range of farm equipment they utilize at Pheasant Run Farm near Van Horne, Iowa. The Franzenburgs began farming in 1992, producing corn, soybeans and hogs, but have since added medicinal herbs, cut flowers, berries and vegetables, as well as a diversity of farm equipment to keep up.
The few dozen people who attended made for a nice sized group, allowing them to ask specific questions about the equipment and to try their hand at using some of it.
Small Pinpoint Seeder
In the clip below, Eric drives the tractor with Emma Johnson and Deborah Robinson testing out the reigi weeder. Eric set up an obstacle course with stakes placed in the ground for them to maneuver the tines around.
Update with equipment details:
Mulch layer (bed layer) – Rainflow 2600 bought through Hooks Point Irrigation, Stratford, IA
Seeder- the units are Cole planter Jr
The pinpoint seeder for lettuce we bought from Johnny’s
The Reigi Weeder is named as such. Purchased from Ag Resource, Inc. from Detroit Lakes, MN.