Greetings from Southeast Kansas. I visited the Small Family Farm where they grow wheat, corn, soybeans, grain sorghum and cattle. I arrived a few weeks after they had finished planting corn and I was amazed at how big the corn was considering most of the farmers in Illinois hadn't got much planted yet!
I really liked that he showed me the corn seed that the plant had grown from and it was still attached to the plant! I am pointing to it so you don't miss it.
The Small Family has lots of cows. I got to Kansas a little too late to help them give all the calves their shots. Baby calves get vaccinations just like people to help keep them from getting sick.
They were getting ready to check some cows to see if they were pregnant and I was ready to learn all about it! Sometimes veterinarians, animal doctors, reach inside and feel if there is a calf, but this week the Small's were pulling a small amount of blood from the cow to be tested in a lab.
I really had a good time with the Small's and they said if you had any questions, they would be happy to answer them.