It must be July – the season of fresh SWEET CORN! Our patch here at the farm will be ready soon – maybe in another week. It is tassled out so it won’t be long. Please let us know if you would like to come & pick some ears. We will show you where it’s at & we are happy to share!
We also had some excitement on the farm when 50 international farmers came to visit. They toured our corn/soybean operation & enjoyed a nice lunch while they were here. The group came with the IL Soybean Association with farmers from Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, France, Argentina, Brazil, & Paraguay. Of course, eating lunch in Dad’s hanger/shed was the highlight!
Another highlight was meeting a farmer from Argentina that also diversified into tree production. He showed Becky video of his “small” tree farm of 1000 acres where he grows Pine & Eucalypus for lumber. The trees were at least 50′ tall & only 6 years old. I guess we don’t get quite that growth rate here, but it was interesting to learn about tree farming abroad!
We were happy to welcome our overseas guests and show them some Midwestern hospitality!