Category Archives: Field Updates

TOP POSTS OF 2016 #5: THE HEAVY COST OF FARM MACHINERY

[Originally published March 14, 2016] Here in Illinois, we are all fairly familiar with the big farm machinery in the fields during spring and fall, but have you ever wondered what kind of financial investment a farmer undertakes? It’s mid-March, … Continue reading

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TOP POSTS OF 2016 #4: 6 THINGS ABOUT FARMING I DIDN’T LEARN IN SCHOOL

[Originally published: February 23, 2016] 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 … Continue reading

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF THE FARMER: NOVEMBER

Some people think that the only busy times of the year are planting and harvest and the rest of the year farmers spend their glorious amounts of free time vacationing or tinkering with antique tractors. This may be true for … Continue reading

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360 FARM TOUR TAKES ON #HARVEST16

Illinois Farm Families is back with another edition of the Illinois Runs on Homegrown Corn video series using 360-degree video technology. IL farmer Justin Durdan takes us on quick journey to highlight what exactly harvest means when you’re a farmer. … Continue reading

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#360CORN – VIRTUAL TOURS FROM THE FIELD!

We’ve launched a fun new way to experience Illinois agriculture from the city, across the ocean or just around the corner. #360Corn is a series of 360 degree videos featuring our own Illinois corn farmer, Justin Durdan.  Justin lets us … Continue reading

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A FARMER: OCTOBER

Some people think that the only busy times of the year are planting and harvest and the rest of the year farmers spend their glorious amounts of free time vacationing or tinkering with antique tractors. This may be true for … Continue reading

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FIVE THINGS ABOUT THIS PHOTO

Here in Illinois, the harvest is in full swing. Over in western Illinois, it seems as though there isn’t much left to be harvested. Most of the corn and beans are gone, and it seems like everyone can take a … Continue reading

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