Monthly Archives: June 2014

FORGET THE MARKETING; REMEMBER WHAT’S GOOD FOR AMERICA

An oldie but a goodie … enjoy! Originally posted, June 26, 2012: We’re coming up on the Fourth of July (ack!  It’s next week!) and my thoughts have turned to all things patriotic.  My American flag is hanging on the … Continue reading

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FACTORY FARM OR FAMILY FARM? YOU DECIDE.

You may have heard about a recent campaign to raise money to buy drones to fly over “factory” farms to expose them. It’s an invasion of privacy, especially since the negativity factory farms get in the media, so two bloggers, … Continue reading

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COMMUNICATIONS INTERN SHARES HER STORY

My name is Elizabeth O’Reilly and I am currently the communications and social media summer intern for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board/Illinois Corn Growers Association. I am from Naperville, Illinois where I had minimal exposure to the agriculture industry while … Continue reading

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TWELVE WORDS THAT MEAN SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ON THE FARM

Only  two percent of Americans are farmers.  Several more work with the industry while a few more simply live in rural areas.  For all those people, these dual meanings might be second nature, but for the rest of us, talking … Continue reading

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WASHINGTON DC UPDATE: SUMMER 2014

Now that we have officially entered summer and the longest day of the year is behind us, let’s take a look at three important aspects of life in Washington DC; legislation, regulation, and the politics which influence them, and how … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: DID YOU KNOW?

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JIM RABEN: MEET AN ILLINOIS CORN FARMER

Meet Jim Raben, a family corn farmer from southern Illinois! Jim and his wife talk about how they met and how they raised their kids … watch this if you’ve always wanted to know more about farm family life!

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8 THINGS TEACHERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AGRICULTURE

1. Hormones in Poultry They do NOT exist! Farmers do not inject hormones into poultry (chicken or turkey) to increase production because it is illegal! Could you imagine a poultry farmer trying to inject each of his animals with hormones?! … Continue reading

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5 REASONS WHY MY DAD IS BETTER THAN YOURS

He’s not JUST a farmer. He farms in a way that leaves the soil and water on our land in better condition than he found it in. He takes great pride in his job of feeding the world; he doesn’t … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: DID YOU KNOW?

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