Monthly Archives: April 2013

SERVING OUR FAMILIES WITH SAFETY

Author Grace Speare advised “the more we give of anything, the more we shall get back.” In rural communities, helping others is a lifestyle and not a single act. This mindset is especially evident in a crisis situation. Farming is … Continue reading

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GROWING A CORN CROP

There’s so much more to growing a corn crop than you might think. Significant financial investment, for one, including millions of dollars for seed, fertilizer, equipment, storage, and more. And when factors (like the flooding we’re getting here in Illinois) … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE PETS!

We’ve been talking a lot about pets here on CornCorps this month because it’s National Pet Month! Celebrate by brushing up on your Pet First Aid knowledge, and then tickle your funny bone with this cute video about the joys … Continue reading

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CAT VS COW

Imagine a cute, cuddly puppy. Pets are a great thing to have around your house. It’s always nice to have a companion who will love you, no matter what. What kinds of pets have you had? Cats, dogs, hamsters or … Continue reading

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ICMB INTERNSHIPS ANNOUNCED: DEADLINE JUNE 17

Students seeking meaningful public relations, communications or marketing internships in agriculture should consider the Illinois Corn Marketing Board fall internships recently announced.  Applications are due on June 17. For all students taking college level classes during the fall 2013 semester, … Continue reading

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OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO …

In one of his beloved children’s books Dr. Suess wrote, “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way.”  I feel like this quote accurately describes an opportunity that I experienced about … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FLOOD PHOTOS

No farm photos to show today … only flood photos.  Take a look at the damage that somewhere between 7 and 10 inches of rain can do to an Illinois field that should be turning green with new corn and … Continue reading

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FARM ANIMALS NOT JUST LIVESTOCK

Growing up on a farm was one of the best gifts that I have ever received.  With it came with great responsibility at a young age. There were several animals to take care of, all of which my brother and … Continue reading

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FIELD UPDATE: LOTS OF RAIN!

Farmers are itching to get back in the field.  An optimum planting date is April 15 – yesterday – so all this wet and cold weather we’ve been getting that’s preventing planting is starting to get under their skin!  But … Continue reading

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TAKE A WILD GUESS DAY

We all know today is Tax Day, but did you also know it’s National Take a Wild Guess Day?  If you’re a fan of hunches, speculation, conjecture, or even good old-fashioned gut feelings, you’re in for a real treat!  See … Continue reading

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