Monthly Archives: September 2011

HARVEST IN CHRISTIAN COUNTY

Len Corzine, Illinois Corn Marketing Board District XI Director and central Illinois farmer, submitted his field update in photos! Generation seven learning the ropes by osmosis.

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ILLINOIS HARVEST UPDATE

Some of the farmers in Illinois have more than half of their crop out of the field, while others haven’t started harvest at all! Here’s a look at the harvest conditions in three areas of the state. Glenn Ginder, Peotone … Continue reading

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NO SUCH THING AS A STUPID QUESTION

“There is no such thing as a stupid question.” This week, the world will celebrate “Ask a stupid question” day.  Apparently it was created in the 1980s to encourage school children to ask more questions in class and not feel … Continue reading

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE: STEEL TOE BOOTS

On Tuesdays in September, IL Corn Intern Jenna Richardson will be providing us a feature called “Tools of the Trade.” The weekly post will give our readers an up close look at some of the little known tools that make … Continue reading

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FARMERS MUST BE GOOD NEIGHBORS

Years ago farmers wore two hats. They were both livestock and grain farmers. Most farmers produced grain to feed their livestock, and their livestock was produced to feed their families. However, like every other industry in the world, things change. … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE FARM ANIMAL AWARENESS WEEK

Former IL Corn Growers Association President Tim Lenz celebrates Farm Animal Awareness Week every week of his life!  How will YOU celebrate?

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FARM WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT

Typically, when one thinks of agriculture, who or what comes to mind? Do you think of men in their tractors or working their livestock? Do you picture a successful woman behind a huge farming operation? Today, agriculture is so much … Continue reading

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