Monthly Archives: May 2017

GRILLING WEEK: FLAT IRON STEAKS WITH GRILLED CORN AND CUMIN LIME BUTTER

As we officially head into summer, enjoy the recipes of grilling week!  We’ll be featuring opportunities for you to get more delicious pork, beef, and chicken into your diet and sharing some fun facts about livestock farming in Illinois! Fun … Continue reading

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GRILLING WEEK: HONEY JALAPENO GRILLED PORK CHOPS

As we officially head into summer, enjoy the recipes of grilling week!  We’ll be featuring opportunities for you to get more delicious pork, beef, and chicken into your diet and sharing some fun facts about livestock farming in Illinois! Fun … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: PLANTING UPDATE

Most of our farmers are telling us that they are done with corn planting with little re-planting. How does it look for you?

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LEARN MORE ABOUT CORN PLANTING – IN 360 DEGREES!

Farmers are busy planting – or replanting – throughout the month of May. Certainly, the climate and weather have a lot to do with this.  For many Illinois farmers, their corn was planted in one perfect week in early May, … Continue reading

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5 THINGS ABOUT THIS PHOTO: GROWING CORN

A corn seed is planted about 1.5 to 2 inches below the soil. Two inches deep is ideal, but there are circumstances (like planting early into cool soils) when planting a bit more shallow might make sense. For optimum root … Continue reading

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PRODUCT REVIEW: BAYER FLUENCY AGENT ADVANCED

This planting season we tried out a new product on our farm, Bayer Fluency Agent Advanced. This is a seed lubricant mixed in with the corn or soybean seeds inside the seed bins replacing the need for talc or graphite … Continue reading

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WHAT DO FARMERS WEAR?

As farmers and agriculturalists, we do things a little differently. We work long hours, we work extremely hard, and we aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty. And when it comes to fashion, well, we’re in a league of our … Continue reading

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ETHANOL INDUSTRY HIRES MORE AMERICAN VETERANS

A recent Department of Energy (DOE) study on employment in the U.S. shows that the ethanol industry employs a significantly larger share of military veterans than any other segment of the energy industry. We’ve always loved the ethanol industry because … Continue reading

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AG CAREER PROFILE: WHAT DOES AN EXTENSION EDUCATOR DO?

Nathan Johanning works for the University of Illinois Extension based in the Jackson County office.  He is an Extension Educator working in agriculture, specifically in Local Food Systems and Small Farms. Alicia: What are your primary responsibilities? What does your … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: FIRST SIGNS

It’s a beautiful day here in Central Illinois after some recent rainy weather. While some farmers are questioning whether to replant, others are seeing first signs of growth. Stay safe out there farmers!

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