All posts by Joanie Stiers
Phones Are Planted Like Pliers in Farmer Pockets
Cell phones, and specifically smartphones, have arguably surpassed the importance of pliers to daily farmer attire.
The Case for GMOs
Get a firsthand account of how crops improved through the use of biotechnology help improve farm-to-fork performance.
Love for the Land, Valentine Month and Beyond
February brings the month to reflect on love, and a farm family’s love for the land proves a...
Winter Is a Busy Time for Farms Welcoming Newborn Animals
The Temple family will prioritize their farm’s responsibilities this winter as they have since 1843: by putting the...
Innovation Grows on the Farm Year Round
Innovation on the farm leaps significantly from one generation to the next, just as smartphones, online shopping, and...
The Farm Influences Gifts Under the Tree
When almost 4 years old, our son’s Christmas wish list included a “tree cutter” (chain saw), a “bin...
Home for the Holidays: Farm Shop Becomes a Party Space for Growing Family
"Like many families, mine lives its fondest traditions at the close of the calendar year. And when the...
Porktober: Time to Salute Pork
Pork represents the world’s most widely eaten meat, and Illinois ranks No. 4 in the United States for...
Harvest Routine Brings Normalcy During Pandemic
"I hold out hope that the upcoming harvest season delivers a 60-day dose of normalcy, seldom felt since...
Corn Connection: A Crop Ingrained in Lifestyle
Farmers throughout Illinois share a connection to corn. We grow it, talk about it, and drive around just...