Category Archives: Education

APPLICATION IS IN THE AIR

It’s that time of the year where we are going to start seeing those yellow (not always seen as yellow) airplanes flying around from field to field from sun-up to sun-down. What was once known as crop dusting is now … Continue reading

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FEELINGS AND FACTS: TALKING TO CONSUMERS

There is no doubt that there is a huge push coming from consumers disconnected from the farm on practices used to produce the food that they consume. We as agriculturalists have been pushing facts hard lately to portray our points … Continue reading

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KNEE HIGH BY THE 4TH OF JULY

If you took a drive down a country road, you would probably see corn and a lot of it. That is my drive to work every morning. It is a part of life in central Illinois and a scene as … Continue reading

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MONARCH MONDAY

Here at IL Corn we’re all about protecting our state insect by establishing and protecting monarch habitats. Want to learn more and help out? Take the Monarch Challenge.

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#TBT: RAIN CAN BE A HUGE PAIN

[Originally published June 29, 2015] We love this parody by Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.  Rain IS a big pain all over the Midwest. On Friday, after leaving IL Corn’s rained out golf outing, I took this quick video (below). … Continue reading

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SIX REASONS FARMERS VISIT WASHINGTON, DC

TO EXPLAIN HOW THEY LIVE: It’s no secret that every single year, more and more kids leave the farm and the rural areas where they’ve grown up for the bigger cities.  Flat out, there is just more opportunity in ST. … Continue reading

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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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A CALL FOR FOOD PRODUCTION TRANSPARENCY

In a recent News Watch, the Food Production Industry was called to increase their transparency. It pointed out that while the population wants to know more about what is going into their food, there is no one group that helps … 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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