Monthly Archives: May 2012

THE FUTURE OF CORN-BASED ETHANOL

Bill Christ, Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, and Jeff Scates, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, along with Illinois Corn staff Rod Weinzierl and Dave Loos participated in an ethanol summit yesterday held in Chicago, IL and sponsored … Continue reading

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS CORN NEEDS A DRINK!

Central Illinois is expected to get some much needed rain tomorrow and Friday and it can’t come too soon.  The fields are dry, the crop is suffering, and the excessive heat here over Memorial Day weekend didn’t exactly help the … Continue reading

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MEET JEFF JARBOE: ILLINOIS FARMER

Jeff Jarboe, District VI Director for the Illinois Corn Growers Association, and his family farm in Loda, Illinois. If you’ve always wondered what it means to live on a farm, raise your family there, and really enjoy the country lifestyle, … Continue reading

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A REFLECTION AND A NEW RESPECT

Being a video editing intern at the Illinois Corn Marketing Board has been a fruitful experience. Being born and raised in Chicago, I didn’t have a clue about agriculture or farming. On the contrary, most of the Corn Board employees … Continue reading

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SPRINGTIME ON OUR FARM

Even if your closest link to farming is the fields you see when you are driving down the road, you probably know that spring means a lot of farmers are getting their crops in the ground. But what does springtime … Continue reading

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CORNBELTERS COMMUNITY CREW (I.E. “STREET TEAM”)

Minor league baseball is traditionally known for wacky, off-the-wall, outrageous promotions and events. In the case of the Normal CornBelters, this still holds true. This season you can expect to see Reggy the Purple Party Dude (the who?), sumo wrestling, … Continue reading

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AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE!

This 1955 John Deere 70, 57 years old this year, is still a vital piece of equipment in our farming operation! Thanks Bill Christ, Metamora, for sharing a photo of your spring planting with us!

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