Monthly Archives: November 2014

THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS: DRESSING!

Do I dare travel down the debated path of dressing vs. stuffing? Probably best that I leave it alone or I may be here all day. No matter what you call it, it’s still a staple at the Thanksgiving dinner … Continue reading

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THANKFUL

As we enter the month of November “thanks” is a word heard pretty regularly. The word “thanks” is simply an expression of gratitude. I was very recently asked what I was most thankful for and many things came to mind. … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: FRUSTRATION!

The EPA just today announced its decision on the Renewable Volume Obligation issue that we were reeling about last fall.  (Read more about that here.) The answer is … drumroll please … there is no answer.  The EPA has decided … Continue reading

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I VISITED A BEEF FARM AND STILL WANTED A STEAK

Originally posted at www.watchusgrow.org There they were. Hundreds of them, in roomy pens, air moving freely. They milled, they chewed, the lay down and took rests. All getting ready to be beef, which I enjoy on my plate on occasion. … Continue reading

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FIVE WAYS FARMERS FARM RESPONSIBLY

In this office, it feels like farmers being irresponsible is a primary headline in the media.  Intellectually, I know it isn’t.  I know that things like ISIS and the latest slip up by the President or Congress make the headlines … Continue reading

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MEET ROGER SY!

Want to know more about farmers and farming? Check out this video about Roger Sy and his family farm in Champaign County, IL and then watch all our other videos showcasing some really interesting Illinois farmers! MEET GRANT NOLAND MEET … Continue reading

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DO WHAT YOU CAN … AND FOLLOW US ON PINTEREST!

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THANKSGIVING DECEPTION: A BUYER’S INFORMATION GUIDE

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to let you in on the Grocer’s Turkey secrets! Popular to common belief, not all turkeys are created equal and not all consumers are educated before making their poultry decisions! Before you … Continue reading

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WHY FARMERS NEVER GET MARRIED IN THE FALL

When fall rolls around many of us are excited to enjoy the pumpkin treats, scents, and apple cider. But to some of us who are farmers that means harvest is just around the corner. Long hours, hard work, and little … Continue reading

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5 THINGS EVERY FARM KID DOES

I’d like to say that growing up on a farm was a pretty great experience, but then again, I guess I have nothing to compare it to! One thing is for sure, though- farm kids have some childhood experiences that … Continue reading

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