Monthly Archives: October 2016

THREE MAJOR KEYS TO BEING SAFE DURING HARVEST TIME

While the profession of farming only involves 2% of the population, the other 98% are still effected by it. Whether we’re driving on roadways or visiting farms, we all play a part in keeping harvest and the world safe for … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: CANDY CORN

Halloween is on Monday and what better way to celebrate than explore how much corn is in candy corn? The people over at USDA-NASS did the leg work for us by making this graphic, so thanks to them!

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A FARMER: OCTOBER

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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HOW GMOs ENTER THE MARKETPLACE

We talk a lot about food and food labels and how we wish all Americans felt comfortable buying all kinds of food (because all of it is safe!), but maybe we haven’t talked enough about how much some of your … Continue reading

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FIVE THINGS ABOUT THIS PHOTO

Here in Illinois, the harvest is in full swing. Over in western Illinois, it seems as though there isn’t much left to be harvested. Most of the corn and beans are gone, and it seems like everyone can take a … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: CORN POWER

Here’s a picture from our archives. Captain Cornelius has been powering our community for years!

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TPP

1. What is the TPP? TPP stands for Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP creates rules and agreements for trade all over the world. The amount of tax on imports and exports and other regulations for countries are laid out in this … Continue reading

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AG-IFY YOUR HEALTH CLASS LESSON

It’s pretty simple to incorporate another subject into whatever lesson you are teaching. We do it all the time in agriculture education without even thinking about it. For example, in a BSAA (biological science applications in agriculture) class we practice … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: PROGRESS

 

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#TBT: TOP 10 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT OCTOBER

[Originally posted: October 13, 2014] October in my book, is one of the best months of the year.  And with the help of our Pinterest page, here is why: Pumpkins – This seems to be one of those things that … Continue reading

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