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Picture this: Walking around the farm inspecting cattle and one cow gets a little frisky and kicks up a lob of mud and waste onto your favorite pair of jeans. Do you whine and cry about how they are now ruined? No, because you're wearing Wranglers. All it takes is a little spit shine and they are ready for another day of work. And that's how jeans should be. Comfortable and heavy duty, ready to weather a long day of work.   Wranglers jeans are what you can call an American Classic when it comes to apparel. Known for being the roughest and toughest (while also being stylish), Wranglers a ...
  It’s the start of November next week, cold weather has officially arrived and it is just about time to get all the farm equipment like mowers, trimmers and tractors put away safely for the Winter season. We here at Family Center have prepared a few tips and checks to make sure that your “bread and butter” equipment survives the season beautifully. Winterizing and preparing your equipment also makes startup a lot easier and faster once Spring returns.   Before preparing your equipment for storage, you need to do a thorough cleanup and check if all of the important components fo ...
Its the beginning of October and we as Midwest residents know that “Autumn” doesn’t exactly last long here. Now is the time to start preparing (if you haven’t already) for Winter disasters and emergencies on your farm. Winter farm preparation is an essential yearly task. Taking careful precautions helps prevent the loss of livestock and animals as we get through the Winter season.   Plan out your water source. Winter is the not the time to rely on natural watering holes. One deep freeze will have it out of commission for at least a couple of days. Make sure the piping around ...
 If you are just starting out as a new backyard hen or poultry keeper there are some small things you should know about feeding and watering your fowl. And essential part of healthy chicken and other farm raised bird, is keeping their digestive system healthy so they produce and lay quality eggs.   Poultry grit is a ground rock or granite added to the poultry diet to aid in digestion. The hen or farm raised bird does not have teeth and in order to effectively digest and break down the food they have to store a small amount of “grit” or ground rock in the gizzard. The grit contain ...
There’s a rumor that feeding birds in the fall can hurt migration; that providing a source of food will encourage birds to stay, and then expose them to the harsh weather come winter. In reality, there are other more pressing factors in play such as climate, instinct, and the amount of light in the day that help birds determine when it’s time to leave. In fact, feeding birds in autumn oftentimes gives them an extra resource of energy that helps make migration easier, so let us help you get ready for the season!   The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure any bird feeders ...
Fall can be the best time of year to ride your horse. Many of the days are cool and sunny, the footing is usually good, the horses are fit from a bountiful summer, and the leaves are turning color. Having the proper saddle and tack can go a long way to assuring your horse isn’t accidentally injured throughout the season.   When buying tack for horses there are several pieces of equipment that you need to include on your shopping list - a saddle and pad, bridle, halter and lead rope, a girth or cinch and blankets in addition to grooming equipment that every horse owner needs to have. ...
Summer is the perfect time for DIY projects, camping, fishing, barbecuing, and just enjoying time with your family and outdoors in general.   It’s late summer now and in gardens, yards, and all over your land there are still projects to be completed before fall and winter set in – preparing your trees and plants for the seasons to come can help save you many headaches in the future.   Having the best mower for your space can go a long way to making sure you have a healthy lawn, and we have pull behinds, cub cadets, and Ferris mowers to suit your needs, but a good STI ...
Serving Harrisonville, MO - Paola, Family Center Farm and Home has been family owned and operated since the first store opened in 1965. Through the years, Family Center has continued to grow. We currently have stores in Harrisonville, Missouri; Butler, Missouri; Paola, Kansas and Winterset, Iowa.   The current location of the corporate office, in Harrisonville, Missouri, is part of the family owned Mill-Walk Mall. This is also the location of the largest store. In addition to maintaining the largest and most current inventory for customers, this store has continued to push the envel ...