Category Archives: Environment

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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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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6 THINGS ABOUT FARMING I DIDN’T LEARN IN SCHOOL

We all love our teachers, but looking back there are things we wish somebody had told us. Here are six things about agriculture that I wish were taught in school. Food is not easy to grow. On TV you always … Continue reading

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# TBT: HOW FARMERS ARE PROTECTING ILLINOIS WATER

This post really is a vital foundational piece to understanding one of the biggest goals for Illinois farmers in the coming years.  We want to get better at understanding and using the practices that preserve water quality.  If you missed this the first … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: PESTICIDE USE

Using genetically modified organisms allows farmers to use less pesticides than they use on non-GMO crops. For more fun facts like this, you’ll definitely want to check us out on our Instagram account!

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NERVOUS ABOUT PESTICIDES?

We know non-farmers have a lot of questions about pesticides.  They are confusing and scary and the fear and concern you might have completely makes sense. This mom went to out to talk to other moms about pesticides and how … Continue reading

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HOW DOES A FARMER USE TRASH?

Have you see this amazing video about how farmers use trash to benefit their crops? No, not trash from your garbage can. Trash, as in, the left over stalks and crop residue from the previous year left laying on the … Continue reading

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