Presentation: Feb. 25, 2016

Building It from the Ground Up Program — Hermitage, Mo.


Farmstead and Shop Planning and Tractor Selection and Sizing: screen version (PDF)print version (PDF) — Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist


Print your own graph paper (10 x 10 to the inch works well for farm sketches)

Farmstead Planning Handbook — Midwest Plan Service

USDA Service Center — FSA & NRCS

Ag Site Assessment Tool — University of Missouri Extension

Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES)

USDA Web Soil Survey

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)



Pond construction and management

Irrigation and Slope Conversion Formulas and Rules of Thumb (PDF)

Missouri One-Call Utility Locating Service

Water quality resources 


Farm Shop Plans Book — Midwest Plan Service MWPS26

Planning Farm Shops for Work and Energy Efficiency — Purdue University

Top Shops Design Showcase —

Designing a Dream Shop — Farm Industry News

Farm Shop Energy Efficiency Checklist and Tips — eXtension

Make Your Shop a Power Shop —


Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory

MU Extension publication G1960, Safe Tractor Operation

Guide to Available Retrofit Roll-Over Protective Structures (ROPS) for Agricultural Tractors — University of Kentucky

Power Take-Off Safety — eXtension

Power Take-Off (PTO) Entanglement Demonstration (YouTube video) — University of Missouri Extension

The Tractor Hitch Pin (PDF) — Purdue University

MU Extension publication G1235, Tractor Tire and Ballast Management

Ask Tractor Mike — commercial site with helpful tractor videos