Monthly Archives: July 2016

FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: AERIAL APPLICATION

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#TBT: YOU’RE A “REAL FARMER?!”

[Originally published July 28, 2011] A mutual friend recently introduced me to someone I’ll call Jane. Jane is college-educated, holds a good job and seemed to be an all around intellectual individual. In the course of our conversation and in … Continue reading

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AG CAREER PROFILES: WHAT DOES A UNIVERSITY RELATIONS RECRUITER DO?

Amie Hasselbring is a University Relations Recruiter for GROWMARK in Bloomington, IL. She grew up showing beef cattle in both 4-H and the FFA, realizing at a young age that she had a passion for communicating the positive message of … Continue reading

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LEGISLATIVE VISITS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ON ILLINOIS CORN CONGRESS

This week Illinois FFA had an amazing opportunity sponsored by the Illinois Corn Growers. I along with my four major state officers and 17 Section Presidents journeyed to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., to participate in National Corn Congress. We … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: SUNSET FROM THE FARM

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AG IN THE CLASSROOM AT HOME

Summer is in full swing and finding activities to occupy your kids may be becoming a difficult task. Ice cream is the perfect summer treat. But what is it that goes into that ice cream that makes it taste so … Continue reading

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ANIMAL WELFARE

In the past few years, many issues have popped up about animal welfare.  These issues range from quality of life, the antibiotics used to treat livestock, and environmental concerns from factory farm animal waste. The first thing I want to … Continue reading

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MY FIRST TIME AS CAPTAIN CORNELIUS

Before I started my internship here at IL Corn this summer, I was informed that I would have to dress up as Captain Cornelius at several events this summer. While I did not look forward to sweating profusely in a … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: A NEW PLANTING

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AGRICULTURE: WHAT I NEVER EXPECTED

After I graduated from college in May, I never expected to work in agriculture.  When I received the internship, I wondered how working there was going to benefit my career.  I later realized that Christ intended to use this as … Continue reading

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