Monthly Archives: October 2015

FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: SONG LYRICS

The song is One Headlight by The Wallflowers. For more fun pictures like this, check out our Instagram page @ilcorn and help us get 2,500 followers!

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FARMERS VS. MARKETING

Marketing: it is an important part of the world we live in. It is the way companies interact with consumers to promote and sell products and services. Without marketing, we as consumers might be unaware of products and services, and … Continue reading

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A DAY IN THE LIFE: FARM KID VS CITY KID

5:30AM: Farm kid wakes up to start morning chores with the livestock animals, sometimes even earlier, allowing them able to watch the sunrise. Animals need to be fed and taken care of at the beginning and end of each day. Waking … Continue reading

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FARM FLOWERS FOR A FALL WEDDING

When fall rolls out of hiding and the air becomes crisp and cool, we all think of all the beautiful decorations and flowers that come with it. If you are planning a wedding or a fall event here are some … Continue reading

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RAISING CATTLE

I personally have never raised cattle but I have been around them long enough to basically know how to raise a healthy, breathing cow. When you really think about it, it’s just like raising any other pet! They need shelter, … Continue reading

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CONSERVATION IS A PRIORITY IN THESE THREE STEPS …

Illinois is smack in the middle of a huge “water quality” push.  What that means in non-farmer, non-agriculture terms is that the agricultural industry is working overtime right now to try to teach farmers how they can grow the same … Continue reading

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#TRANSFORMATIONTUESDAY SEEDLING TO STALK

This little guy went through quite the transformation this year, harnessing the power of soil, water, and rain to produce 400-600 kernels in 16 rows around the cob. To see a corn plant grow via time lapse, check this out!

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8 TIPS AND TRICKS FROM A FARM WIFE

Tip # 1 Use sun as your stain remover! On those hot summer days, throw your laundry out under the sun to dry! This will dry your clothes, as well as take those stains out! We all wash and wash … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: WORLD FOOD DAY

Our farmers provide food not just for those on American soil, but for people all over the world every day. 

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WHERE DOES ALL THE CORN GO?

#TBT – Corn plays a huge role in the global economy! From domestic use in ethanol fuels to feeding the world abroad, corn has a global reach.  

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