What Do Farmers Do In The Winter?

Many assume that winter equals vacation time for farmers. I mean, we see them busy out in the fields in the spring and fall, so why wouldn’t they spend the off-season in their recliner?

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Corn: America’s Greatest Resource (Part Four)

I hope that you’ve enjoyed the last three posts about corn and learned at least one thing.  :)  This last part is all about talking through some common myths and questions about the corn industry.

High fructose corn syrup is bad for you and causes obesity. Continue reading

Corn: America’s Golden Resource (Part One)

Sweet corn season is finally upon us in Central Illinois! Growing up on a farm, I’ve been spoiled with as much sweet corn as I could possibly manage to eat. And the ears picked on the farm are significantly better than what you can buy in the store, something that I’ve learned first-hand now that I am off at college and don’t live at home anymore.

The field corn is the taller corn in the back- it's about 8 ft or taller. The sweet corn is towards the front and is around 5-6 ft tall.
The field corn is the taller corn in the back- it’s about 8 ft or taller. The sweet corn is towards the front and is around 5-6 ft tall.

Some questions I’ve heard before as a presenter include things such as “Why do we grow so much corn in the Midwest?”, “Does your family really eat all of the corn you grow??” Continue reading