Presentation: Feb. 25, 2016

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

Presentations

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

Resources

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)

Farm*A*Syst

Home*A*Syst

Pond construction and management

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

Missouri One-Call Utility Locating Service

Water quality resources 

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Farm Shop Plans Book — Midwest Plan Service MWPS26

Planning Farm Shops for Work and Energy Efficiency — Purdue University

Top Shops Design Showcase — agriculture.com

Designing a Dream Shop — Farm Industry News

Farm Shop Energy Efficiency Checklist and Tips — eXtension

Make Your Shop a Power Shop — agriculture.com

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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