Lee Tecklenburg’s Lodi, Calif., family farm dates back to 1869. He says he “started” farming at age 11. His brothers Jon and Lee still farm wine grapes and cherries. Like most farm boys, plenty of time was spent in the farm shop. He has used that experience to build a nifty Mustang convertible as a father-son project with his son Alex.
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I now know of farmers who say they hardly ever open the laptop anymore, because they can conduct most of their farm business on their smartphones. There are many very creative apps for that and farmers are taking full advantage of them....More
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A $108 million farmland purchase is unusual for its scale and reflects both the growing ranks of institutional investors aiming to boost their exposure to the buoyant agricultural real estate sector and a tight market in which few attractive properties are available for sale....More