Category Archives: Agriculture

SHOWING STOCK OR STAYING SOCIAL?

Without fail Father’s Day weekend includes two things in my house, a trip to the golf course with friends, their son’s, and my brother for my dad and a trip to the local fairgrounds for the annual local FFA chapter’s … Continue reading

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MONDAY MOTIVATION: THE FARM IS OUR HOME

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WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH FFA?

If you live in Illinois and are even remotely involved in agriculture, you have most likely heard the Illinois Association FFA convention took place this week. In the agriculture world, that’s a big deal. It’s more than just tons of … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: A WHOLE LOTTA BEEF

Keegan Cassady Oklahoma State University

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TAKE SOME YA AND AGRICULTURE WITH YOU TO THE BEACH

[Originally published from BeyondTheBarnDoor] Summer is here…and how about a reading list for teachers?  Whet your summer reading appetite with some YA and Ag Books! Take some YA and Agriculture to the Beach! A recent survey found that over half of … Continue reading

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APPLES TO ORANGES: WHY CROPS THRIVE WHERE THEY DO

Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, sustainability and family farms. [Originally published on CommonGround] Drive through the Midwest and you’re likely to see field after field of corn … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: WHERE THE CORN GOES

Keegan Cassady Oklahoma State University

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SOIL LOSS: A CASE FOR REDUCED TILLAGE

Agriculture is a large portion of the economy in Illinois.  Every farmer in Illinois has their own method of planting and raising their crop.  Every farmer must make decisions on what is the best way to raise their crop with … Continue reading

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AG CAREER PROFILES: COOPERATIVE BOARD MEMBER

Sam Deal is a local farmer in the Danvers area and serves on the Board of the Danvers Farmers Elevator (DFE) cooperative. A cooperative is a business where a group of farmers comes together to buy and sell crop inputs … Continue reading

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AG CAREER PROFILES: ISSUES MANAGER

Kristen is the Issues Manager for GROWMARK.  She communicates, educates, and advocates to policymakers and regulators on behalf of GROWMARK and the FS System. She is responsible for the territories of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.  She also works on … Continue reading

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