Recognize that starting an agricultural business endeavor just to save on some taxes is unwise at best. The amount of effort, overhead costs, and risk involved in raising crops or livestock takes a tremendous understanding of environmental challenges, markets, and incredible personal skill.
This past week, I spent an afternoon with my son playing golf. Please understand that while we were playing golf, I am not a golfer. We played from 2 pm to 6 pm, and the hot sun and humidity were brutal.
Recent inquiries at the Extension office have been about pruning trees and shrubs. Indeed, this is a great time to do most of your annual pruning. Trees and shrubs are in their dormant stage and can take it quite well.