Monthly Archives: May 2016

ARE PESTICIDES SAFER THAN YOU THINK?

If you trust your government they are! While it is good to always wash fruits and vegetables before eating them, the pesticides that farmers use are strictly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before they are allowed to be … Continue reading

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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Happy Memorial Day! Today we remember and honor those who have given their lives for America’s freedoms.

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WHY YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH ETHANOL (IF YOU GIVE IT A SECOND CHANCE)

When you are about to purchase a product at the grocery store, what things do you normally think about before you buy it? Is it a good price, is it locally grown, and is it environmentally friendly? These are questions … Continue reading

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AG CAREER PROFILES: WHAT DOES AN AG TEACHER DO?

Doug Anderson has been an agriculture teacher for more than 30 years and has spent the majority of those years at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School (PBL) in Paxton, Illinois. He has played an instrumental role in building the Ag Program at … Continue reading

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LEARN ABOUT GROWING CORN FROM AN IL FARMER THIS THURSDAY

Have you ever been curious about farming life? Illinois Farm Families is partnering with WGN radio personality Patti Vasquez and Illinois farmer Justin Durdan to get a close-up look at farming using Periscope and Facebook Live. Justin will be fielding … Continue reading

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#PLANT16, #GROW16: CROP PROGRESS IN IL FROM REAL IL FARMERS!

Farmers all over the nation are in varying states of planting and growing the 2016 crop.  Here in Illinois, we get a ton of variation because of the very large size of our state and the fact that the climate … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: CORN FED

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AG CAREER PROFILES: WHAT DOES A SALESMAN DO?

Kelsey Vance, Retail Sales Representative for Syngenta, uses math, science, and communications skills every day!  She loves her job because everyday is different and she gets to develop relationships with the farmers in her territory.  Does this sound like something … Continue reading

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A FARMER: MAY

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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MUSIC MONDAY PHOTO: TIM MCGRAW

Raise our kids where the good Lord's blessed…🌽🎶 #timmcgraw #ilcorn A post shared by IL Corn (@ilcorn) on May 15, 2016 at 6:38am PDT

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