With the changing times in agriculture, it seems like farmers have less time to cover more acres. This is one point made by U of M Extension small grains specialist Jochum Wiersma. “How do we manage that,” asks Wiersma.” Apply the economies of scale. Equipment is getting larger and faster. The challenge of that is that physics and logistics are going to create an upper boundary. According to Wiersma, another solution when it comes to economies of scope is diversification. “That means using the same equipment on other parts of the farm.” Wiersma was part of the Strategic Farming webinar. This 12-part series is designed to help farmers optimize crop management strategies for the upcoming growing season. Listen to the story.