How do you name your fields? What are some unique names you have for fields?
The most common would be home, middle, South, bottom, West 80, east quarter.
Some of our field names include; Blue school, Ranch, Ads 80, Crouders, east drip, *********'s.
Back bush, gods country, the hill, bin site, office, New hog barn
Field legals on all but two. Cemetery and The Hill Quarter.
Field legals with initials of landlord plus Acres from fsa. Etc Sec 6 KN 136.78
Ours as well
We’re similar to this - the main section number, then its location north or south, then the east or west corner. Ex. 15 Pivot, 15 NEC, 15 NWC, etc.
I don't farm the field anymore, but the best field name I had was "Rock Garden"... and it earned that honor!
Oasis because you had to go through the pasture, down the Crick and through another pasture to get to a pasture trail a truck could get down. Seemed like a logical piece of garbage to break.
"Indian Reservation" steep, chopped up fields, and poor road access for farming. Should have given it back, they say. Referred to like this my whole life from my dad and uncle. It's right next to a field "the mountain". Not all the land in Iowa is great!
Last name of the person that owns it or was purchased from.
Or numbers is what we do
We do the same thing, too on most of the land
That's how we do it to. Then add North, South, East, West or combinations of those.
We did rent one farm that hat 20 little fields in it and had to use numbers
Ours are all initials of the Township name, Section number, and then N S E W if necessary.
Have some nicknames for some fields but for record keeping use farm name and 3 digit numbers that are never used over. Numbers are grouped by area i.e. 500''s are all in the same neighborhood.
Aside from home sections, Most of ours are named either named after the current landlord or previous owner, sometimes with a direction associated if there's multiple. We do have a couple of instances where we call it by an abbreviated version of the LSD name (like section 27 or NW of 10)
We also have a half section beside the local airport's runway which we call...... Airport..... I know, very creative
We put a letter and number system to work for our fields. The letter is usually the first letter of the last name of the owner. Then the number is usually in the order we plant the fields of that farm. We then have a map book that everyone gets to use so we are all on the same page. This system of letters and numbers is also placed in our monitors and Ipads. All people we work with have this information also so that if someone would come in to do any work to a field we are assured that they get in the right spot. Names can change over time. The younger generation does not recall who owned the farm 50 years ago because they were not alive then.
I wonder if FBN would be interested in building a map book for my fields and farms.. Google maps color printed. All know names and legals. place to forecast future crop planted and various notes. I think the app has this but my Dad would like a physical copy.
Our crop insurance did that for us one year. Printed us a little booklet with acres, field legal & FSA farm number if I remember right.
I have talked to FBN about that.
Gay Baptist, hard money, easy money, *********, ***********,Israel,cigar, chief
We use previous owners name known, then if there are multiple fields North South East West. We have 1 big 400 acre field we just call Big Field because it had multiple owners and all fence rows were removed to farm it as one. We have also used road name or townships if we liked that better.
We always start with the Sec, followed by direction in the quarter - this was at the suggestion of our sprayer because it helped them located the fields easier. Sometimes it is followed by the "nickname".
Sec 30 North, Sec 30 East
Sec 6 - 30ac N of trees
I have a field named The 40, and The 80. Most of the fields we have are part of a 160 or bigger
No way, we have a farm called “The 80” too! Small world lol
Previous owner of the farm,
Usually past owners. A few by the first pivots we put up. (West pivot, East Pivot). My favorites include Southway, it was at one time the farthest South farm we had. *****’s farm, I told my wife instead of building a house we talked about we were buying a farm but I’d name it after her.
Smart Man 👆. 😀
What is Cale's Covid Acres?
”The Killing Field”was named because our neighbour had 15 bison out roaming around and they shot them in the field and the butcher came out from town to process them out in the summer fallow field.
Also have a field shaped like the province of Alberta so it’s called Alberta.
Most fields we name after the previous owners.
Usually name of the last person who owned it or who currently owns it. My favorite farm name is *********** 60 just because it is such a French name.
used to be all names of former owners but switched to all numbers 10 years ago, every **** catches on quick and likes it.
name by section &# then prev owner or land lord and then FSA acreage
etc. Sec1 KN 25.3
Well our farm surrounds Corona lake, our best field name, especially for 2020 is “Corona graveyard “ and arguably the best 100 acres of the farm.
spooky place, ballfield, and barbershop bottom.