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What Size Should I Make My Farm Building?

Farming is a significant job and, depending on the classification of farming, can require a great deal of equipment and machinery. Farmers have combines, tillers, plows, tractors, balers, and planters - just to name a few.  If you are a farmer or if you have ever been around these types of equipment, then you know they are definitely not small. The equipment and machinery in farming keep getting larger and larger, and the last thing you would want to happen is to run out of storage space.

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What Size Should My Farm Shop Be? 3 Tips to Get Started.

As we know by now, there are many things to take into consideration during the planning stage of your new post frame building project. If you think about it, this statement is also true for any big event, vacation, or large purchase that you might make during your lifetime.  For example, what steps do you take when you plan your family vacations? How do you find a compromise when half of your family wants to go somewhere warm and tropical and the other half would rather do something adventurous without leaving the continental United States? 

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3 Reasons Why You Should Consider an Open-Sided Building

Are you a hard-working farmer interested in extra storage space for your heavy equipment? Are you a commercial business owner looking to protect your products or service equipment from weather conditions? We all know how unstable mother nature can be, especially living and operating in the Midwest. No matter your livelihood, you may find yourself tired of rearranging your pole barn to use one piece of machinery. Maybe you’re tired of leaving your equipment outdoors. Or, you’re looking for a cost-effective solution, and you don’t want to settle until you find a pole barn that works best for you.

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Congratulations, you’ve decided to build your dream pole barn! You’ve been saving your money for months, or even years. You’re ready to start breaking ground with proper site preparation. So, what is the next step in the decision-making process? Don’t worry; there’s no right or wrong answer.

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Our Top 5 Farm Shop & Machine Storage Pole Barns in 2020

Farming for a living is anything but easy. It requires hard work, sacrifice, blood, sweat, tears, and dirt...lots of it. At the same time, it’s a beautiful and rewarding lifestyle.  Often, you feel like you're taking a gamble. The markets can be unpredictable. No two years are the same, but that's the challenge you've accepted. Your story is no exception. Despite these obstacles, you’ve worked hard for your place. Also, you’ve made it work hard for you.  We’re sure you’ve heard the saying, “It takes money to make money.” So, what would your next logical step be if (and when) your operation expanded?

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Design the Perfect Farm Shop Plan: 3 Tips to Get Started.

As we know by now, there are many things to take into consideration during the planning stage of your new post frame building project. Actually, this statement is true for any big event, vacation, or large purchase that you might make during your lifetime.  Let’s stop and think about this for a moment… Let’s say you want to plan your next family vacation. Your wife wants to go somewhere warm and tropical and relax on the beach (or maybe this is a dream of your husband or significant other). You, on the other hand, prefer to do something adventurous and in the mountains. After all, that’s the whole purpose of a vacation, right? How do you even make a decision?

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