|Joseph McKay first combine ride|
Monday, October 23, 2017
Dry fall conditions allowed us to finish the Harvest 2017 season on October 21, 2017. We begin 30 days prior and only had a few rain-outs during the month. We greatly enjoyed Harvest 2017 and we will now continue to begin fall tillage in preparations for the 2018 crop.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Dry weather conditions allowed us to work non-stop during the last 2 weeks. We were able to successfully finish soybean harvest and begin shelling corn. We have nearly 200 acres of corn complete but will have to take the weekend off due the the recent rain showers. Check out our pics of #harvest17.
|Tyler & Dan McKay|
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
A wet spring forced McKay Farms to have to replant nearly 1000 acres. #Plant17 Season officially finished during Memorial Day weekend. We will start cleaning equipment and walking the fields to monitor the crops and inspect for any potential diseases. We look forward to sharing pictures of the Planting Season during the coming weeks.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
For the second consecutive year, McKay Farms begins the Planting Season on April 19th. An extremely mild February followed by a wet spring delayed the early planting season. We are excited to be back at work with over 100 acres planted in the first full day.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The 52nd National Farm Machinery Show and America's largest indoor farm show is being held in Louisville, Kentucky. Dan and Rita McKay attended the show to learn about the latest equipment, technologies and best practices. Do not forget to save the date for the Farm Progress Show 2017 held August 29-31 in Decatur, Illinois.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
As the snow melts away in Central Illinois, McKay Farms is preparing for another successful Farming Season. We have a lot of work to get accomplished before planting time including the cleaning of 11 grain bins. Grain is currently being hauled away and before we know it, we will be beginning #Spring17.We can't wait!
|McKay Homestead 2017|
Mr. Tyler McKay spent the week meeting with Speaker Ryan (WI), Senator Ernst (IA), Senator Grassley (IA), Senator Daines (MT), new Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and new Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke. Discussions were focused on elimination of WOTUS, preservation of rural land, fair trade for farmers and the upcoming Farm Bill.
|Ambassador to China Terry Branstad|
|Chairman of Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley|
|Speaker of House Paul Ryan|
|Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke|
|Senator Joni Ernst|