Monthly Archives: January 2017

WATCH A YEAR’S WORTH OF FARMING IN FOUR VIDEOS

Illinois corn farmer and current Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan understands how consumers view farming with caution and skepticism. He understands that because of fear-based marketing, people want to know what’s in their food. Using cutting-edge 360-degree video … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING SOIL EROSION

In this video, you will see that the soil sample on the left starts to crumble and wash away with the water.  This is because the soil has been tilled, or the lower soil is being mixed with the visible … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: FIGHTING WORDS

Fighting words from @Illini_OKrush and @TheDailyIllini today #Illini #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/J4yrpWxDpC — Charlotte Carroll (@charlottecrrll) January 26, 2017

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#TBT: CO(R)NTEST

We’re holding a social media contest! 5 people who answer this question correctly will be chosen to receive a prize pack from the IL Corn office. The rules are written for Twitter but apply to Facebook as well. We’ll pick … Continue reading

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TRUE LIFE: I LIVE ON A FARM

Let me tell you a bit about our quaint little farm… We live about a quarter mile off a narrow, but paved, country road. Generally, the only traffic we having going by our house are our neighbors, to whom we … Continue reading

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SIGMA ALPHA: SISTERS IN AGRICULTURE

In January of 1978, five women at The Ohio State University founded an organization that would one day change the lives of thousands of women in the agriculture industry. These women wanted an alternative to the traditional social Greek system, so … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: UNITED WE STAND

Let’s go into this year being mindful of our collective identity as Americans. Reach for unity, compassion, and understanding.

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