Monthly Archives: March 2017

FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: MEET A FARMER

All throughout April, we’ll be running a series called “Meet a Farmer.” If you never grew up on a farm, don’t know what a modern farmer looks like, or just want to learn a little more about farming, this series … Continue reading

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POINTERS FOR PLANTING

 5 ways that farmers prepare for planting fields and how they can relate to the everyday home gardener. Spring is here! Which means that it’s time to start planting. Here in Illinois farmers are preparing thousands of acres to be … Continue reading

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CATTLE PRODUCER

I sat down with third generation cattle producer, Jeff Dameron, to discuss his life raising Angus cattle. Although his daily tasks are very different than the average American’s, his family is not so different after all. He grew up on … Continue reading

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FARMER THANK YOU NOTES

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon has become an extremely popular night-time talk show due to Fallon’s humor and interaction with viewers, society, and those of higher social standing (famous people). One thing Fallon does every Friday is a skit … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: READY TO ROLL

After a winter of being cooped up in the shed, this tractor is ready to hit the dirt with the anhydrous bar.      

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#TBT: SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO BE A FARMER’S DAUGHTER

[Originally published: March 23, 2015] 1. Everyone that you talk to thinks that you’ve never seen a Starbucks and you only eat what you grow. Contrary to popular belief, farmers are pretty much exactly like you.  We may not have … Continue reading

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HAPPY NATIONAL AG DAY!

National Ag Day is devoted to promoting awareness of the agriculture industry, but it’s also a way to celebrate farmers and all that they do. Thank you farmers!

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THE FARMER BEHIND THE FARM

As spring approaches, the tractors will begin filling fields as they prepare for planting. We often pass these without thought of who might be in them, but each of these farmers are working long hours to provide for their family. … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: FARMERS ON THE HILL

Illinois corn farmers met with all 20 U.S. Congressional members from Illinois this week to discuss important issues that agricultural faces including trade, waterways infrastructure, crop insurance and ethanol. Meetings were featured by Senators Duckworth and Durbin on social media.

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AG CAREER PROFILES: WHAT DOES AN AGRONOMIST DO?

James Kennedy, a Genoa-Kingston High School Graduate is now living in Hampshire, Illinois with his wife Allison, and 20-month-old daughter as well as a 3-month-old son. James has been employed as an agronomist with Advanced Crop Care since February 2008 … Continue reading

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