Monthly Archives: April 2012

MEET PAUL TAYLOR … AGAIN!

We’re already back in full swing, shooting farmer videos so you can meet the farmers growing Illinois corn.  In fact, today, we’re headed to Utica, Illinois to learn more about one of our volunteers!  For a special Friday Photo Flashback, … Continue reading

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LAWYERS IN CAGES

Just a friendly reminder that the HSUS is NOT affiliated with your local pet shelter.  In fact, they only give 1% of their budget to pet shelters.

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IMAGINE YOUR GARDEN ON A WORLD SCALE

April is National Lawn and Garden month. That’s cool. I’ve been itching for a chance to get some dirt under my fingernails since the last of the flowers got frosted last fall. The garden catalogs that light up my mailbox … Continue reading

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CORN PLANTING CONCLUDES IN SOME AREAS OF THE STATE

Follow our farmer’s progress as they continue the 2012 planting season! April 22: We have finished planting corn. The earlier fields are starting to peek out of the ground. We will probably start planting soybeans tomorrow.  Jeff Jarboe – Loda, IL … Continue reading

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IT’S NATIONAL ZUCCHINI BREAD DAY!

It’s National Zucchini Bread Day!  According to the link, they hold this day at a time when you aren’t sick to death of all that zucchini that seems to proliferate in the garden … I’m celebrating with this really awesome … Continue reading

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NASCAR GREEN INITIATIVE FEATURES ETHANOL FOR EARTH DAY

This Sunday, NASCAR, Kansas Speedway and several of NASCAR’s Official Partners will showcase the environmental sustainability programs that take place each week at racetracks across the country in celebration of Earth Day.  These efforts, taking place every day and at … Continue reading

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STARTING YOUR VERY OWN FRUIT GARDEN

Have you ever had the chance to go to an orchard or a strawberry patch? Having those fresh fruits sure beats anything you can buy in a can at the store. For those avid gardeners already, or for those who … Continue reading

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WHAT DO NON-FARMERS REALLY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FARM?

“As farmers and ranchers, we’ve raised pretty much everything. Except our voices.” This is the slogan of a farm and ranch coalition – the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.  They say, “For too long the voice of farmers and ranchers … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF RECORD KEEPING

In every single business no matter the industry, record keeping is a must. Keeping track of your receipts, expenses, and of course don’t forget taxes, is vital to success. But one challenge that business owners and companies often come to … Continue reading

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PLANTING PROGRESS

Farmers like to talk about field conditions and planting progress.  In fact, agriculture is such an art form, that it is interesting to read about different farmer philosophies.  You’ll notice below that our board members like to update each other … Continue reading

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