Student-Managed Farm (SMF) - Crops SMF
The team makes decisions about what to grow and where, fertilizer and herbicide applications as well as when to sell their crop. They consider crop rotations. And, look at ways to diversify production with the goal to get the most out of the land economically, while being environmental responsible..
Today's Student-Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland is especially relevant to the crops team as they are able to work with the latest equipment technology as they manage 1,000 acres of crop land.
The crops team actually has several units within the team responsible for production, marketing, communications and finance. Weekly team meetings are part of the process as the whole team discusses strategies and actions.
One of their favourite times of the year is when harvest is complete -- it's a celebration.
As well, the team provides mid-term and end of the year reports on their activities throughout the year.