Monthly Archives: February 2012

GRATITUDE, FOOD PRICES, and WORLD HUNGER

Growing up, my parents preached quite a few life lessons to us. Their favorites included the value of hard work, importance of good character, essentialness of polite manners and, their absolute favorite, gratitude. Food left on my plate, I’m full … Continue reading

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IMPORTANCE OF AG YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS

With FFA week only a short time behind us, I had a wonderful chance to reflect on the opportunities that I have had thanks to this agricultural youth organization.  I may have grown up on my family’s farm but when … Continue reading

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HERE’S TO NATIONAL CHILI DAY

Recently, a family classic celebrated its own special day on February 23rd—National Chili Day.   So… why all the attention on chili?  Turns out, chili is an ancient recipe that has been handed down through generations and is stewed in several … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: NATIONAL FFA WEEK

To celebrate National FFA Week, the students at Heyworth High School in Heyworth, IL, held a petting zoo for the non-farm kids to learn a little something about what they do.  Here are a few pictures of a local daycare visiting the … Continue reading

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NATIONAL FFA WEEK

In honor of National FFA Week, Erin Ehnle, over at Keeping it Real: Through the Lens of a Farm Girl, has created some images of the FFA Creed, these are only the first three paragaraphs, make sure you check out … Continue reading

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LESSON FROM AG COMM EVENT

Last week I was given the opportunity to attend the Agricultural Communications Symposium in Champaign, IL.  It was a great opportunity for a college student such as myself, because I got to hear numerous professionals speak about ag communications and what … Continue reading

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HOG FARMING HAS COME A LONG WAY!

Thanks to the Ohio Pork Producers Council for this great look at hog farming today vs a few years ago. Did you know that corn farmers rely on vibrant livestock markets too?  Nationally, livestock is still the number one market … Continue reading

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REVOLUTIONING WORLDWIDE TRADE

The Panama Canal Authority exists to produce maximum sustained benefit from (their) geographic position. It’s a geographic position that nations, traders, and explorers have hoped to maximize through the ages. The U.S. transferred their authority of the Panama Canal back to … Continue reading

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ILDG PROMOTES LIVESTOCK IN CALIFORNIA

The Illinois Livestock Development Group is in Tulare, California this week exhibiting at the World Ag Expo.  Here, Nic Anderson talks to some Illinois farmers about the benefit of expanding operations in Illinois. Did you know that Illinois Corn invests … Continue reading

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GROWING MINDS FOR IL’S #1 INDUSTRY

If you didn’t know, this week plays host to a major event in the educational scene.  The American Association of School Administrators will hold its annual National Conference on Education in Houston, Texas on February 16th through 19th.  In celebration of this event, I would like to … Continue reading

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