Originally Posted by Darrin
Having grown up on a farm, lets just say people are extremely ignorant of the damage they can cause to crops. If you want to ride on a farm, stop and ask for permission first. If denied, stay the hell away. If they let you, ask for the rules and what to look out for then follow that list while being polite at all times. Do this and you can get years of enjoyable riding there which can also open doors on neighboring farms.
Agreed, and at least around here, the farmers have no problem with you riding the tree line even when the fields are planted.
Also, we have a lot of leased farm land around here so we only see the farmers a few times a year, and if you offer to keep an eye on things for them, they appreciate it.