Monthly Archives: August 2014

IT’S BEEN A LEGISLATIVE SORT OF WEEK!

It’s been a really busy week, but one exciting thing we did was connect with a lot of Congressmen and women and candidates running for office in November! Pictured is Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-17) who visited the farm to hear … Continue reading

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A ZUCCHINI RECIPE YOU MUST TRY TODAY!

If you have your own garden or are near someone who does, you MIGHT have a ton of zucchini on your hands.  Use that zucchini to make this recipe immediately.  Pronto.  You seriously can’t wait another minute before tasting this … Continue reading

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MEET AN ILLINOIS FARMER!

Thanks to our video farm tours, you can virtually meet Marty Marr, an Illinois Corn farmer from central Illinois! Marty is a farmer whose priority is definitely his family. He farms with two of his sons full-time and loves every … Continue reading

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5 WAYS TO STAY COOL: FARM EDITION

BREAKING NEWS: It’s hot. Really hot. And humid. Today, I am so happy that I have a job where I work inside all day… air conditioning is an amazing thing! But I can remember being a kid on these hot … Continue reading

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MY FAVORITE PHOTOS FROM THE IL CORN FILES

In one month, I will celebrate seven years working for Illinois corn farmers at IL Corn. I have loved almost every single day. And since today seemed like a day for nostalgia, here are some of my favorite photos from … Continue reading

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SIX WAYS YOUR SMART PHONE IS LIKE ETHANOL

Everybody knows oil is finite and dirty, and we can agree it served a purpose. Funny thing is, gasoline has been around about as long as the telephone. Like the land line, it’s 1800’s technology. What about renewable fuels? If … Continue reading

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ADOPT A CLASSROOM – AND FORGET THE PENGUINS!

Ask anyone that knows me……I have a problem with penguins. Really. I do. I guess they are cute and all, but I am greatly disturbed that many elementary students know more about penguins than the agriculture and natural resources around … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS LOCKS AND DAMS ARE FALLING APART WHEN TOUCHED! OUCH!

Here’s where some of our staff were this week – showing staffers of the Illinois Congressional Delegation how our locks and dams are literally falling apart to the touch!  Hopefully this will help Congress understand why we desperately need funding to … Continue reading

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#TBT AG DAY 2008

Throwback Thursday to an Ag Day long ago … The Illinois State Fair hosts “Ag Day” every year as a time for farmers to come to the fair and be celebrated for their contribution to the state.  It also happens … Continue reading

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