Monthly Archives: February 2017

WATERWAYS WORK FOR AMERICA

Modernizing the nation’s marine transportation system can do more than help farmers get their grain to the rest of the world.  It can also create American jobs, increase exports, and inject billions of dollars into the U.S. economy. On average, … Continue reading

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TRUE LIFE: I CONVERTED TO AG

“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” That is what my high school advisor told me when she recommended the course “Introduction to Agriculture.” This class allowed me to join The National FFA Organization. Since my high school did not … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: CORN CRIB

If you didn’t know already, we love corn. So when one of us is on the back roads and sees an old corn crib, she just had to stop and take a picture to share with us.

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HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR SOIL?

Have you ever wondered why Illinois and the Midwest are huge agriculture producers?  What makes Illinois so special?  The answer come down to soil!  Productive soil is why agriculture does better in certain areas such as the Midwest.  This blog … Continue reading

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FROM A COLLEGE STUDENT DURING FFA WEEK

High school is truly the time to find who you are, believe it or not.  Many accomplish that by joining clubs and other activities.  For me, I found myself in FFA.  It was an organization in which I instantly felt … Continue reading

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FIVE COWS I KNOW BETTER THAN MY FRIENDS

It’s easy to say that I have learned more from being around cattle for 15 years than I have from being around people for the past 18. Now I know how weird that may sound to those of you that … Continue reading

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IF YOU HAVE THESE 5 STRUGGLES, YOU MIGHT BE A FARMER

I know that sometimes it can be hard to understand what it is to be a farmer.  Especially if you live in a very urban area, its incomprehensible to be a steward of acres and acres of land.  You probably … Continue reading

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FARMING FOR DUMMIES: LAND GRANTS

In the college decision process, most agriculture majors have an easy choice compared to those who are not interested in agriculture: which land grant school do I want to go to? During that process four years ago, I did not … Continue reading

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AG IN THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH: AG COMMITTEES

In Congress, there are two committees on Agriculture, one in the House and one in the Senate. The House committee is comprised of six subcommittees and forty-five members. The Senate Committee is called the committee on “Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry,” … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: UNPREDICTABLE

I took this photo somewhere in rural Arkansas, many years ago, on my way to Missouri to visit my grandparents. While this picture might not be significant to others, it is to me. When I took this picture, I was … Continue reading

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