Our farm shop design blog series, written by Dan Nyberg, the Sales Training Manager at Morton Buildings, focuses on a variety of farm shop design ideas to help you in planning your next agricultural building.
As many farmers will attest, if you have a flat surface in your shop, it will undoubtedly become a resting place for all sorts of items. Designated storage areas are important to maintain a clean appearance of your new shop as well as help with inventory and record-keeping.
Mezzanines are a perfect storage solution so uses which do not require the total height can be used for double duty. When planning your new shop, think about what would be best for your operation. Do you buy oil bulk? In addition, you’ll need to store grease, lubricating equipment, air filters, optimally all in one area. Where should you store the wear parts for tillage equipment? Do you need a separate bulk storage area that is accessible by a semi-truck?
While seed storage does not require the complete climate control of a shop, you definitely want a location which is completely free of any dripping caused by condensation. For savings based on bulk purchase / delivery, you may want a corner of the shop available for seasonal storage.
The best farm shop designs are ones in which everything has a place. This enhances the efficiency and functionality of your work space.
About Dan Nyberg, Sales Training Manager, Morton Buildings
Dan Nyberg has been employed with Morton Buildings for 28 years, where he held a variety of positions such as sales consultant, regional manager, and director of sales. He has also served as a board member of the National Frame Building Association for nine years. Dan has been involved with farming most of his life, from living on a dairy farm as a child, moving back to a mixed livestock and grain farm in high school, to managing a personal farm in Colorado focused on horse-drawn events. He has experience with beef cattle, dairy cattle, bison, pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, horses and mules. Dan currently farms 72 acres with a herd of 23 Devon/Hereford cattle and owns three Morton buildings.