CROPS

A combination of wheat, corn, milo and sunflower – both irrigated and dryland – as well as various experimental and cover crops (including soybeans, cane silage, oats, barley and field peas) ensures a rotation that results in the highest yields while keeping the soil’s nutrient and moisture levels at their best. The farm itself includes more than 30,000 acres of both owned and leased land, spread over more than 40 miles.

WHEAT

CORN 

MILO

SUNFLOWER 

Milo’s drought hardiness makes it particularly well-adapted to the semi-arid climate of Western Kansas. In any given year, approximately 8,000-10,000 acres of the farm is dedicated to milo production. It also serves as an excellent habitat to the large numbers of pheasant that are that are prolific throughout the region.

 

 

The corn harvested from the farm is primarily utilized on local feedlots as one of the main staples of the local cattle industry. It is harvested at different periods based on its intended use - from silage to high moisture corn to dry corn. Approximately 1/3 of the 6,000 acres of corn is irrigated.

Wheat covers more than 12,000 acres of the farm, with approximately 2,000 acres being irrigated. The wheat is harvested with stripper heads to maintain the greatest amount of residue on the land to increase moisture content of the soil and decrease wind erosion. The largest grain crop in the state of Kansas, wheat is also the primary crop for Vulgamore Family Farms.

 

 

 

 

Sunflowers typically serve as a double crop, being planted following the harvest of irrigated wheat in mid-summer. Because of the timing of the sunflowers’ water demands, they make an excellent addition to our farm’s crop rotation program. By following the wheat-sunflower-corn rotation, it allows us to obtain three crops in two years, while optimally managing our water usage for irrigation.

1550 W. Road 70   |   Scott City, KS 67871

620-872-5242   |   VulgamoreFamilyFarms@vffarms.com

1550 W. Road 70   |   Scott City, KS 67871

620-872-5242   |   VulgamoreFamilyFarms@vffarms.com