Monthly Archives: July 2015

FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: BLUE SKIES

We’ve had a week of gorgeous blue skies here in central Illinois – and you’ll be hearing no complaints from us after all the rain we had in June and July!  

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MY SUMMER AS AN AG INTERN

My name is Nicole York and I’m the Issues Management and Social Media Intern this summer. I was on the fence over what I wanted to do with my life. Then one day I realized that I wanted to help … Continue reading

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MONSANTO – SHOULD I LOVE OR HATE THEM?

Chicago moms tour Monsanto to learn about GMO foods In April, I was invited to take a tour of the Monsanto research facility in Chesterfield, MO with a group of City Moms from Illinois Farm Families. I was thrilled! I … Continue reading

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HOW FARMERS ARE PROTECTING ILLINOIS WATER

The IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy was released last week.  It was a big deal for farmers.  But maybe (probably?) you have no idea what it is or what it means.  If so, this post is for you. Farmers apply … Continue reading

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THE PLIGHT OF ALL MOMS IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME …

This photo by former board member Bill Christ shows that the plight of all mamas – whether of human or other species – is pretty much the same.  The kids crawl under the fence (or up a tree or even … Continue reading

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6 VACATION DESTINATIONS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!

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HOW TO MISUNDERSTAND FOOD PRODUCTION IN 5 EASY STEPS

1. Read only biased news sources To really misunderstand modern food production, it is essential that you only read Mother Earth News, Natural News, and whatever links your local natural chiropractor shares on Facebook.  Absolutely do not read anything that … Continue reading

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JULY SCHEDULE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY FAIRS (CONTINUED)

Earlier this month we posted a list of the county fairs happening around the state for the first half of the month. Here is the schedule for the second half of July. For some strange reason you still haven’t gotten … Continue reading

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PHOTO: RALLY FOR RURAL AMERICA

This past week, most of our staff was in Washington, D.C. for Corn Congress. Some Illinois farmers as well as farmers from all over the U.S. had the change to “Rally for Rural America” and to advocate on current issues … Continue reading

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#TBT IL FARM FAMILIES: SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT AGRICULTURE

This post was originally posted on our blog last July and it is still very relevant today! Unless you have been living under a rock, you are aware that farmers and ag businesses alike have begun to have more conversations … Continue reading

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