Monthly Archives: April 2016

FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: RESPECT

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TEAMWORK: A DAUGHTER AND MOTHER WORKING TOGETHER IN AG

What could be better than having a supportive mom? Maybe a mom who doubles as your best friend! Fortunately for Danae Ross of Wyanet, IL, this holds true. Danae Ross and her mother Kendra are the dynamic duo of Bureau … Continue reading

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WHY I CAN’T LEAVE ILLINOIS

I live in a town where almost everyone is employed by one of two companies. And actually, now that I think about it, we also have other large employers, but still, when I meet someone new and ask where they … Continue reading

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5 LESSONS TO PLANT AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND GROW ALL SUMMER LONG

As the days get warmer and the end of the school year approaches, teachers often struggle to keep their students’ attention while wondering if they will forget everything once the bell rings for summer vacation. Here are some fun science … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: THE TIME HAS COME

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#TBT: FIGHTING AIR POLLUTION WITH ETHANOL

Originally published: May 28, 2014 In just one day, you will breathe in over 3,000 gallons of air. You know there are a few things your lungs are taking in like oxygen and nitrogen. But have you ever considered the … Continue reading

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2016 PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS REPORT LEAVES FARMERS CORN-FUSED

For the first time since 2013, there is potential for corn to represent the highest planted acreage in the United States. This has left agriculturalists wondering what’s going on and why this is happening when corn prices are where they … Continue reading

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