As an Ag Teacher, one of the most common questions I hear is "why are we doing this?" Forestry, a category under the Natural Resources career pathway, is a unit where I listen to students try to convince me they don't use trees and trees don't effect them. Aside from trees helping to purify our… Continue reading What’s a Forestry Contest?
Today is a big day at our house. My middle baby girl is going to her first day of preschool! While I’m sulking over her growing up too fast, I get to welcome 1,300 new little baby piglets into our household (or shall I say the barn behind our house). So, you’re probably wondering how this… Continue reading The Piglet Parade
Our family has an apple tress that borders one of our cattle pastures, in fact a few of the branches hang over the fence. The tree produces an early season apple, so today I took the girls out and we picked the apples we could reach from the ground. We will have to get the… Continue reading Calves Like Apples, Too!
If you were to ask several Illinois farmers what they did this past week, more than likely they would tell you they found time, amidst their busy endeavors, to attend the annual Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL. For 64 years, people from all over the country and across the globe have attended this event… Continue reading 2017 Farm Progress Show