Monthly Archives: July 2015

FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: BLUE SKIES

We’ve had a week of gorgeous blue skies here in central Illinois – and you’ll be hearing no complaints from us after all the rain we had in June and July!  

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MY SUMMER AS AN AG INTERN

My name is Nicole York and I’m the Issues Management and Social Media Intern this summer. I was on the fence over what I wanted to do with my life. Then one day I realized that I wanted to help … Continue reading

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MONSANTO – SHOULD I LOVE OR HATE THEM?

Chicago moms tour Monsanto to learn about GMO foods In April, I was invited to take a tour of the Monsanto research facility in Chesterfield, MO with a group of City Moms from Illinois Farm Families. I was thrilled! I … Continue reading

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HOW FARMERS ARE PROTECTING ILLINOIS WATER

The IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy was released last week.  It was a big deal for farmers.  But maybe (probably?) you have no idea what it is or what it means.  If so, this post is for you. Farmers apply … Continue reading

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THE PLIGHT OF ALL MOMS IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME …

This photo by former board member Bill Christ shows that the plight of all mamas – whether of human or other species – is pretty much the same.  The kids crawl under the fence (or up a tree or even … Continue reading

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6 VACATION DESTINATIONS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!

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HOW TO MISUNDERSTAND FOOD PRODUCTION IN 5 EASY STEPS

1. Read only biased news sources To really misunderstand modern food production, it is essential that you only read Mother Earth News, Natural News, and whatever links your local natural chiropractor shares on Facebook.  Absolutely do not read anything that … Continue reading

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