Monthly Archives: April 2015

I PLANT GMOs IN MY FIELD, NOT IN MY GARDEN

April is Lawn and Garden Month.  To honor that, I present a #TBT to this excellent post (and point!) made by Katie Pratt last year.  It’s a good point that most people don’t realize … no, farmers don’t plant GMO … Continue reading

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IMAGINE YOUR GARDEN ON A WORLD SCALE

April is National Lawn and Garden month. That’s cool. I’ve been itching for a chance to get some dirt under my fingernails since the last of the flowers got frosted last fall. The garden catalogs that light up my mailbox … Continue reading

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KEEPING THE LEARNING GOING

Summer Time Educational Activities That Your Kids Will Love! Finally, the sun is shining, the grass is getting greener, and school is almost out for summer! Just because school is coming to an end, does not mean that learning has … Continue reading

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PHOTO FRIDAY

Feeding the world is a lot of hard work.

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SIGNS OF SPRING

Spring is one of the best times of year, this is probably because there are so many visible signs of the season. All of these signs are a reminder that winter is coming to an end and the warmer weather … Continue reading

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BACKYARD BILLY GOAT

The billy goat may have cursed the Chicago Cubs, but that hasn’t stopped the goat market in Chicago, and around the world, from thriving. Goats are usually seen in rural settings and most commonly on a farm; however raising goats … Continue reading

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SPRING PLANTING 2015 UPDATE

Spring planting is underway in some areas of the state.  It’s an interesting year because some of our farmers report being mostly done, while many haven’t even started due to wet weather and cooler temperatures. Here’s what some of the … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: CORN SEEDLINGS!

Some farmers in Illinois are finally getting started in the field – though most are having to wait for the field to dry out from all the spring rains. In this field, the corn seedlings are growing through the “trash” … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS FROM A CITY GIRL PART #2

Hey farming friends! It’s me again, your favorite city girl here with a few more questions! I recently watched a video on the IL Corn YouTube channel! It was about Marty Marr, the Illinois Corn Grower’s Association’s District 10 director!  He … Continue reading

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FOUR TIPS FOR SHARING THE ROAD WITH FARMERS

It is getting to be that time of year again! Many farmers are out in their fields planting or getting ready to start planting. Which means tractors and other large farm equipment will be out on the roads. Every year … Continue reading

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