Monthly Archives: September 2015

AMAZING HARVEST RECIPES: GOODBARS!

This year more than others, I’ve been thinking a lot about my own memories of harvest time on the farm.  It could be because this is our first harvest season without both of my grandpas as we lost both within … Continue reading

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10 WAYS FARMERS ARE DIFFERENT FROM SUPERHEROES

As an Agriculture Communications major and not having much of a background in agriculture, let me tell you how much I am learning about this incredible industry, and more importantly, the leaders of this industry. One big lesson that I … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS HARVEST ON TRACK!

As of September 20, Illinois corn harvest is about 13% completed, compared to a national average of 10% and a five year average at this time of 15%.  We’re right on track! And with minimal rain in the forecast, I … Continue reading

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IS BIG AG BAD?

Everywhere I turn, I hear the words “factory farm” and I hear nails on a chalkboard.  I read “industrial farming” and I cringe.  These words make me upset because they are fictitious labels placed on people that I care about … Continue reading

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HOW TO FEED A FARMER

Harvest has just begun at my house! For our family farm, that means Dad’s in the combine, Hubs is running the grain trucks, Mom’s occasionally helping in the grain cart, and I’m… in the kitchen. I wasn’t raised on a … Continue reading

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7 FACTS ABOUT ETHANOL YOU DON’T READ ABOUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

I always find that the ethanol industry and farmers get a lot of criticism on social media. I’ve heard people say things such as, “ethanol causes food shortages, corn production can’t meet the demands, or there is no way ethanol can … Continue reading

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CAPTION CONTEST: STUFF I FIND IN THE LAUNDRY

As a follow up to our Tuesday post, “6 REASONS WHY FARM WIVES DESERVE THEIR OWN HOLIDAY,” this Friday Farm Photo is a viewer submitted pic of all the things she finds in the washer and dryer after doing a … Continue reading

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