I have a 1-acre food plot put in 2 years ago with help from a tractor. It attracts deer but the trouble is that it generally is too far from good cover so it tends not to hold deer. They come, they go. Since then, I got myself an ATV and ATV disk.
So here is what I am doing:
I have created trails big enough for my ATV - I have a lot of sunny area good for growing right near some cover. This was logged 3.5 years back. I mowed the trails if they were covered with tall dead grass.
Next, I disked the trails with my ATV disk and about 200 pounds of weight - just did this yesterday and am glad I did - today we got nearly 3" of rain and that makes our red clay quite a mess.
In 2 -3 weeks, when stuff really starts greening up, I will kill off all the growth with a hand-held backpack sprayer and glysophate (roundup-type).
After a few days to several weeks, whenever the weather looks to bring rain, I will plant my trail and then drag some old tires behind my ATV to flatten out and cover - the tires seem to work well on the clay. Then hope for "normal" rain, not an 8" flood like last year.
Once all is planted, I will stay off the trails that run near bedding areas. What I like about all this is that I get a fair amount of "food" plot (up to 1/2 acre), but spread out. Also, the trails make creation with an ATV much easier. I did about 1/5 acre like this last year and am pretty much doubling - what I planted in the trails all got munched down so I did not even have to worry about mowing. On the other hand, my 1-acre plot grew overly tall since only a small portion was browsed. Something different from last year is last year I started with weed killing - then it got a bit dry for a while and I had somewhat dried out clay that was hard to till up when I got to that step - this year I was able to till when it was just about right.