Individuals new to agriculture often seek direction on how they should get started with their agricultural business. As a consultant, I interpret this to mean that someone needs help developing a checklist of steps to take in order to achieve a defined goal.
Sometime around 2000, I began demonstrating the use of high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in hoop house construction. My interest in using poly pipe was primarily to find a lower cost alternative to steel pipe.
Finalizing the winter livestock feeding program is a priority for producers at the end of each year. It's also a good time to look at another important fall/early winter activity: winterizing equipment, especially sprayers.