Monthly Archives: February 2013

FARM GIRLS GOES VIRAL

Originally posted on CountrySpirit by Karen Blatter Going viral on the Internet was never in Erin Ehnle’s plans for Keeping it Real: Through the Lens of a Farm Girl project. But, a year later, she has more than 17,120 “likes” and … Continue reading

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HOOSIERS MOURN LOSS OF INDIANA CORN LEADER

Originally posted on Corn Commentary Hoosiers are mourning the loss of Indiana Corn Marketing Council President Gary Lamie who died unexpectedly on Friday at age 52. For the past 10 years, Lamie has served in leadership roles for various organizations including … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE CHERRIES

February is National Cherry Month! There are two types of cherries produced in the United States; sweet cherries and tart cherries.  Washington, Michigan, California, and Oregon are the four main sweet cherry producing states.  Michigan also has over 90 percent … Continue reading

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NATIONAL WEDDING MONTH: FOCUS ON FLOWERS

February is “National Wedding Month” and in order to plan your special day be sure to immerse yourself in agriculture! Not many brides have that thought on their mind. However, if you consider everything that goes into wedding planning you … Continue reading

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PORT OF CHARLESTON

Tom Mueller, IL Corn Marketing Board Export Committee Chairman, enjoys a tour of the Port of Charleston, South Carolina last week from the water. Some members of the IL Corn Marketing Board visited the port to learn more about the … Continue reading

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2013 FIELD MOMS ANNOUNCED

What better way to facilitate the discussion between farmers and consumers than to bring those consumers out to some of our Illinois farms?! Well, Illinois Farm Families’ “Field Mom” program does just that. They have just announced the names of … Continue reading

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FFA WEEK

This week is National FFA Week.  According to the National FFA Organization’s website, it gives members a chance to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters host teacher appreciation breakfasts, conduct “Ag Olympics” competitions, speak to the public … Continue reading

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LOVE YOUR PET

Each person may have a different definition of the word “pet”.  The Webster dictionary defines the term as “a domesticated animal kept for pleasure rather than utility”. Many people have the discussion on a horse being considered as a pet, … Continue reading

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NO HARM NO FOUL

The used of chemicals and crop protection products has allowed the United States to become a dominant supplier of agriculture products across the world and has allowed us to sustain this status.  If we stopped using crop protection we would … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS FARM COUPLES: JIM AND NANCY RAPP

They say February is the season for love … and we’re celebrating by giving you a glimpse of five Illinois farm couples throughout the week!  These couples practice their love for each other and the land every day on their … Continue reading

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