Monthly Archives: September 2014

ARE FARMERS RICH?

READ THE UPDATE HERE!! Not surprisingly, it’s one of our highest ranking search terms.  Apparently, tons of people want to know if farmers are rich. And I think the answer is, no.  They are rich in all the things that … Continue reading

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FOUR FALL SMELLS FROM MY FARM LIFE

Often times the words “farm” and “smell” are negatively associated together. As a farm kid, I won’t disagree that there are certain smells on a farm that I wouldn’t put in a candle. But there are also many farm smells … Continue reading

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HARVEST IS HANGING IN THE AIR

Photo credit: Ryan Durham I’m passionate about the farm, but I work in the IL Corn office.  And I have to tell you, all these #ILHarvest14 photos are going to be the death of me.  Looking at them, I can just … Continue reading

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YOU’LL BE SHOCKED TO LEARN THIS ABOUT TODAY’S FARMERS!

We’ve talked a little bit about technology on this blog (here and here), but when I stumbled across this video featuring our own Illinois Corn Marketing Board member, Paul Jeschke, I just had to share. The stereotypical farmer is a … Continue reading

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FIVE THINGS FARMERS DO IN SEPTEMBER

This September is going to be pretty busy month on the Taylor farm in Central Illinois.  The late summer/early fall time frame always has us hopping, trying to get ready for harvest, and I wanted to share some of the … Continue reading

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DR. OZ AT IT AGAIN: SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO HIM?

Dr. Oz is at it again, sensationalizing another “hot topic” issue to scare his viewers and ultimately get more views. You have to hand it to the man, he knows how to make his show successful. But the problem is … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

It’s Flashback Friday (or a belated Throwback Thursday, you pick).  Do you know anyone in this photo?  Call them out in the comments!

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