Monthly Archives: February 2015

FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: SPRING CALVING HAS BEGUN!

  Spring calving started earlier that usual on this farm in northern Illinois! -10 degree temps and these three cows decided to go into labor. All three mamma’s and babies are happy and healthy; a good start to spring calving … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS FROM A CITY GIRL

Greetings from a Chicago city girl! I’m a 20-year-old college girl from a suburb north of the great city of Chicago. Which probably makes you wonder what is this girl doing writing a blog post for Il Corn. Well I … Continue reading

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8 QUOTES THAT CELEBRATE AGRICULTURE!

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” I believe that this quote applies to all of life and not just to agriculture but it really speaks to those who have to work on a farm day … Continue reading

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5 FOOD LABELS YOU SHOULDN’T PAY EXTRA FOR

Food labeling is something I love to talk to people about. I love that we live in a society that gives us so many options when it comes to the food we choose to buy for our families, but some … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: SPRING IS NEAR!

In one short month, farmers all over Illinois *might* be doing this exact thing.  And frankly, on a negative degree day like today, that thought is ALL that is warming us up. Stay warm and dream of spring!  

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MORE FAMOUS PRESIDENTS ON FARMING!

  Quotes from famous Presidents about agriculture – enjoy!

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LINCOLN’S AGRICULTURAL LEGACY

‘Tis the week to celebrate our Presidents … and their famous acts and laws that changed the face of agriculture forever!  Abraham Lincoln created the United States Department of Agriculture in 1862 and 153 years later we’re still benefiting from … Continue reading

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5 WAYS TO BUY THE WRONG FOOD AT THE STORE

#1.  Buy the Ingredients for the Cleanse. Many people buy raw vegeTables, fruit and fruit juices, and water for their detox cleanse but does it actually work?  According to Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. from Mayo Clinic, she says that detox … Continue reading

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10 WAYS TO ADD COUNTRY CHARM TO YOUR WEDDING

February is national wedding month. With rustic and country themed weddings being all the rage for rural and urban audiences alike, here are 10 Ways to Add Country Charm to Your Wedding. Venue. The location of the wedding is the … Continue reading

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FARM BOOKS TO BEAT WINTER BOREDOM

As I look out at the snow, the slush and the bare trees, it makes me want to stay inside and read.  What about a list of books with an ag link to get you through the winter?  Instead of … Continue reading

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