Monthly Archives: July 2013

POTASH – A FERTILIZER FOR CORN AND OTHER CROPS

On this day in 1790, Samuel Hopkins was issued the first U.S. patent for a process that improved the making of potash.  But what is potash exactly and why in the world would this matter? Potash refers to potassium compounds … Continue reading

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TECHNO CORN

Sometimes we just need a little pepping up on a Monday morning. To that end, I give you … TECHNO CORN.

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POTENTIAL

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AG HISTORY FEATURED AT NASCAR IN JOLIET, IL

The IL Corn exhibit in Joliet at the Chicagoland Speedway this past weekend featured quite a few stories of agricultural history.  Is history your thing?  It might just be worth your time to stop in and see us. We featured … Continue reading

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CORNCACHE: YOUR MISSION AT THE FARM PROGRESS SHOW 2013

During the 2013 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL, attendees will have the opportunity to geocache the entire location for a chance to win an iPad! Download a geocache app to your smart phone prior to your arrival at Farm … Continue reading

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MILES OF OPPORTUNITY THROUGH AG IN YOUR CLASSROOM

You’re an educator in a school that does not support an agriculture program or any agriculture based curriculum.  You ask yourself, “How does agriculture even relate to anything in my classroom anyway?” Think again.  Agriculture is everywhere in your students … Continue reading

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IT’S NASCAR TIME!

It’s that time of year again! The IL Corn staff is at the racetrack in Joliet, IL this weekend working to promote ethanol and family farmers. Here is a picture from last year’s event. Kenny Wallace talks to the crows … Continue reading

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CHECK US OUT ON PINTEREST!

Did you know you can find information on professional development (like the infographic below) as well as recipes, stuff for the kids, and general fun country living pins on the IL Corn Pinterest page? Check us out!

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FARMERS ARE PEOPLE, TOO.

I was talking with a coworker earlier today about yet another celebrity who has made a statement supporting the humane treatment of pigs on farms, and it perplexes me when celebrities (or people in general) do this. Of course you … Continue reading

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CORNBELTERS FINISH FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON!

I guess time really does fly when you’re having FUN!  Believe it or not, the Normal CornBelters officially wrapped up the first half of the 2013 season on Sunday, July 14. The Washington Wild Things will host the Frontier League … Continue reading

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