Our Corn Scoops stories represent a collection of news from various sources that Illinois corn farmers might find valuable. From time to time, we also sprinkle in a bit of opinion! Our goal for Corn Scoops is to provide a service to our membership – a one stop location to catch up on the important issues of the week and to keep up to date on Illinois agriculture.
Published: Wed. Dec 4th, 2013 by: Becky FinfrockThe dates and locations for the 2014 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics are set for next January. Our next series of meetings marks the 17th year of the Classics and will continue the program’s tradition of providing our clientele with the most current and timely information related to crop production, marketing and pest management. The dates and meeting locations for the 2014 Corn & Soybean Classics are: January 6 (Monday): Champaign I Hotel and Conference Center January 7 (Tuesday): Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn January 10 (Friday): Springfield Crowne Plaza January 13 (Monday): Peoria Par-A-Dice Hotel January 14 (Tuesday): …Read More »
Published: Tue. Dec 3rd, 2013 by: Becky FinfrockWe know you care about how your food is raised. We do, too, because we feed our families the same food we grow for you and your family. You probably have questions about Illinois Farm Families – about why, when and how we use chemicals, antibiotics and hormones, and how we care for our animals and the environment. We’d like to have a conversation to answer your questions and give you the facts about your food from the people who grow it. Now is your chance. You can apply to be a “Field Mom” and have the opportunity …Read More »
Published: Mon. Dec 2nd, 2013 by: Lindsay MItchellGary Hudson, a farmer from Hindsboro, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2013-2014, at their re-organizational meeting Nov. 26, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal. Hudson has served on the ICGA board for six years, most recently as Vice President. As an At Large Director he represents corn farmers in all over the state of Illinois. Joining Hudson in leadership roles are Vice President Kenny Hartman of Waterloo, Treasurer Ted Mottaz of Elmwood, and Secretary Randy DeSutter of Woodhull. Elected to lead the Exports Committee were: Chairman, Justin Durdan of …Read More »