Monthly Archives: February 2016

HOW FARMING CAN KEEP YOU OUT OF TROUBLE

Tractors. Corn. An old man in overalls with a piece of straw hanging out of his mouth. Our world is filled with stereotypes about farmers. While some may be true, there are others that are not quite as accurate. For … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: PLANTING

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JOIN US ON INSTAGRAM!

Not sure if you’re following IL Corn on Instagram yet, but you really should do yourself a favor and get over there. We’re sharing information in a really fun and interesting way – perfect for tagging your friends and family … Continue reading

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6 THINGS ABOUT FARMING I DIDN’T LEARN IN SCHOOL

We all love our teachers, but looking back there are things we wish somebody had told us. Here are six things about agriculture that I wish were taught in school. Food is not easy to grow. On TV you always … Continue reading

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EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING

#MotivationalMonday

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: 30 DAYS UNTIL SPRING

It’s a beautiful day here in Bloomington.

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# TBT: HOW FARMERS ARE PROTECTING ILLINOIS WATER

This post really is a vital foundational piece to understanding one of the biggest goals for Illinois farmers in the coming years.  We want to get better at understanding and using the practices that preserve water quality.  If you missed this the first … Continue reading

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A FARMER: FEBRUARY

Some people think that the only busy times of the year are planting and harvest and the rest of the year farmers spend their glorious amounts of free time vacationing or tinkering with antique tractors. This may be true for … Continue reading

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HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY!

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: PRESIDENTIAL INSPIRATION

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