By Paul Schmitt
Although area farmers are a few months from the planting season, life on the farm still can encompass long days of getting equipment and vehicles ready for the busy spring season. Rich Olson of Olson Family Farms in southern Door County says he is just about ready to tackle some of those projects.
Olson says that it is important this time of year for snow cover to insulate area fields from soil erosion. Potential damage to alfalfa and winter wheat crops due to frequent thawing and freezing temperatures is a concern for farmers as well, according to Olson.