Monthly Archives: May 2012

THE FUTURE OF CORN-BASED ETHANOL

Bill Christ, Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, and Jeff Scates, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, along with Illinois Corn staff Rod Weinzierl and Dave Loos participated in an ethanol summit yesterday held in Chicago, IL and sponsored … Continue reading

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS CORN NEEDS A DRINK!

Central Illinois is expected to get some much needed rain tomorrow and Friday and it can’t come too soon.  The fields are dry, the crop is suffering, and the excessive heat here over Memorial Day weekend didn’t exactly help the … Continue reading

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MEET JEFF JARBOE: ILLINOIS FARMER

Jeff Jarboe, District VI Director for the Illinois Corn Growers Association, and his family farm in Loda, Illinois. If you’ve always wondered what it means to live on a farm, raise your family there, and really enjoy the country lifestyle, … Continue reading

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A REFLECTION AND A NEW RESPECT

Being a video editing intern at the Illinois Corn Marketing Board has been a fruitful experience. Being born and raised in Chicago, I didn’t have a clue about agriculture or farming. On the contrary, most of the Corn Board employees … Continue reading

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SPRINGTIME ON OUR FARM

Even if your closest link to farming is the fields you see when you are driving down the road, you probably know that spring means a lot of farmers are getting their crops in the ground. But what does springtime … Continue reading

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CORNBELTERS COMMUNITY CREW (I.E. “STREET TEAM”)

Minor league baseball is traditionally known for wacky, off-the-wall, outrageous promotions and events. In the case of the Normal CornBelters, this still holds true. This season you can expect to see Reggy the Purple Party Dude (the who?), sumo wrestling, … Continue reading

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AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE!

This 1955 John Deere 70, 57 years old this year, is still a vital piece of equipment in our farming operation! Thanks Bill Christ, Metamora, for sharing a photo of your spring planting with us!

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CORNBELTERS TO HOST YOUTH CLINIC

The Normal CornBelters presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, have announced their 2012 baseball clinics which will be held at the Corn Crib this June to help kids sharpen various baseball skills.  The CornBelters will play their first game of the 2012 … Continue reading

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MOTHER’S DAY RECOGNITION FOR FARM MOMS

Mothers do so much for their children and their family. I know my mother has had to take my brothers and me to school every day, she made sure that we were always safe, and she did her best to … Continue reading

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MAMA’S BOY

Illinois farmer and Illinois Corn Marketing Board Director Kent Kleinschmidt took his mom out for Mother’s Day just like a good boy should.  How did you celebrate Mother’s Day? Have you met Kent yet?  Check out a video about his farm … Continue reading

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