RESOURCES

All of you are here to learn more about agriculture.

You may be a farmer and want to know more about what Illinois Corn is doing or how you can better help yourself.  You may be a city dweller and want to learn more about life on the farm or actually meet and learn about Illinois corn farmers.  You might be a student doing a school project or looking for an internship.

And we’re here to help all of you with all of those needs.

I’ve compiled a list of new resources that I think you should check out.  Take an hour out of your work day, or maybe a few minutes this weekend, to look at the following and subscribe so that you continually get these updates.

A Mile in Her Shoes – This is a new FACEBOOK community that seeks to connect urban and rural moms.  According to the info section, this FACEBOOK community wants to give urban and rural moms a look at whether or not the grass really is greener on the other side!  I’m excited about this page.  What we really need is urban and rural families talking to each other and promoting mutual appreciation and understanding and I hope this page accomplishes it.

Farm Progress Show – Illinois Corn was an exhibitor at Farm Progress Show 2011 in Decatur, IL and we presented a TON of good information.  Most of it is downloadable on this section of our site and I’d encourage you to check it out.  You never know when some data on corn production might be just what you need to defend yourself in the coffee shop.

Teachers Grow the Future – Teachers can find a community for support, brainstorming, and good old-fashioned fun on the FACEBOOK page.  I have high hopes for this one.  Although aimed at a general teaching audience, it is administered by an individual who loves agriculture, so I hope to see good way to incorporate ag into classrooms everywhere.

Fuel for Thought – A brand new blog that has some fun ideas about renewable energy, agriculture, and current events.

Remember, for FACEBOOK pages, you can “like” them to continue receiving their posts and for blogs you can “subscribe” or “follow” to continue reading.  Be sure to do both for the resources listed above!

Lindsay Mitchell
ICGA/ICMB Marketing Director

About corncorps

As Illinois' corn farmers, we're proud to power a sustainable economy through ethanol, livestock and nutritious food. We love agriculture, the land and CornBelters baseball.See http://ilcorn.org or follow us on Twitter, http://twitter.com/ilcorn.
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