UNDATED (LEARFIELD) – Despite the heavy rain that is saturating farms across the upper-midwest, one expert says the lessons learned from these kind of challenges can be used for future success.

“My dad was a farmer in 1976, and he talked to us a lot growing up about the drought year of 1976, so I was better prepared for 2012 and what to do, not only that year, but coming out of that year – what happens the next year,” said Hefty. “That’s one of the big things we have to try and prepare people for too.

Crop and seed expert Brian Hefty told a crowd at the “Ag P-H-D Field Day” last week if the wet conditions continue until the end of this year, farmers should expect delays next spring and consider “Plan Bs” for tilling and spraying.