Monthly Archives: August 2015

SEE YOU AT THE FARM PROGRESS SHOW IN DECATUR! (COMMENT TO WIN!)

That’s right – we’re headed to the Farm Progress Show in Decatur this week.  We’ll meet up with our members, talk to corn farmers from all over the state, and learn quite a bit from our colleagues. We’ll also give … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: BLESSED

Photo courtesy of Adam Baker – Aledo, IL

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LOCAL AND ORGANICALLY GROWN FOOD

This video was originally posted on Common Ground’s website, and the original post can be found here.  How do you define local food? Maryland farmer Jennifer Schmidt wants consumers to know that even some canned foods could be considered local … Continue reading

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WHAT LINGO DO FARMERS USE?

Of course farmers and non-farmers see things differently – their life experiences have been completely different! Check out a few words farmers use that don’t mean quite the same thing off the farm!

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6 THINGS YOU COULD DO INSTEAD OF OBSESSING ABOUT YOUR FOOD

Listen: I understand that the way your food is grown scares you.  You have never seen it and you don’t understand it, the same way that I don’t understand how you actually get your groceries home if you live in … Continue reading

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HOW MUCH CORN IS IN A POUND OF …

Puts a new perspective on the claim that corn prices increasing causes major price increases in meat at the grocery store, doesn’t it?

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#TBT AUGUST THROUGH THE YEARS

It’s the middle (the end?) of August.  School has started, farmers are thinking about harvest, and I’m thinking about my upcoming EIGHT YEAR anniversary with IL Corn. Here are my favorite August photos – a collect of August through the … Continue reading

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