Monthly Archives: August 2010

NEW ICMB DIRECTORS AT THE CORN CRIB!

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board elected new officers this weekend!  Pictured are Secretary Larry Hascheider of Okawville, Treasurer Kent Kleinschmidt of Emden, Chairman Scott Stirling of Martinton, and Vice Chairman Bill Christ of Metamora.  We can’t wait for a new … Continue reading

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VOTE

Among other things, one important activity our board engaged in last week was the Illinois Ag Legislative Roundtable’s Candidate Forum.  We heard from Governor Pat Quinn, his opponent Representative Bill Brady, Congressman Mark Kirk who is running for Senate and … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

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FAMILY FARMERS, FRONT AND CENTER IN IL AND NATIONAL MEDIA

While I’ll apologize up front for less meaty content on our blog the past couple weeks, I’ll also offer you that we’ve all been in meetings, at the state fair, and now in our Illinois Corn Marketing Board and Illinois … Continue reading

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BE TRUE TO YOUR FUEL VIDEO CONTEST

Iowa college students were put to the test recently by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.  They were challenged to create a video depicting their school spirit while being true to Iowa’s homegrown fuel, corn-ethanol.  With a Grand Prize of $5,000 … Continue reading

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HOW ABOUT SOME POSITIVE PR?

Having your inbox flooded with positive news articles first thing on a Monday morning is a great thing!  I wish this happened every single week. Just in case you need some pepping up on a long, hot Monday in August, … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

Today’s farm photo comes to you from the Illinois State Fair.  We have one youngster enjoying the new “Farmer’s Little Helper” exhibit!

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YESTERDAY’S AGRICULTURE CANNOT FEED 9 BILLION PEOPLE

The main concern with the food movement these days is that old fashioned production methods will yield old fashioned yields, as in, one-third of our food would be lost.  This is a tough pill to swallow considering the people going … Continue reading

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CHICAGOAN OF THE CORN: MY EXPERIENCE HARVESTING CORN FOR THE CITY PRODUCE PROJECT

As a college student, I have a general rule for mornings; stay in bed as long as possible. On Thursday, however, I found myself waiting at the train station at 6:50 a.m. to pick up my friend Ryan because we … Continue reading

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NEW AG EDUCATION EXHIBIT FEATURED AT IL STATE FAIR

Illinois Corn and other commodity groups have a new and improved presence at the state fair. Aimed at occupying the little ones while educating families, the Farmer’s Little Helper exhibit walks visitors thru barns about corn, soybeans, cattle, pigs, horses, … Continue reading

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