(Posted Mon. Aug 20th, 2012)
The National Corn Growers Association continues the second season of Field Notes, a series that takes readers behind the farm gate to follow the year in the life of American farm families. While these growers come from diverse geographic areas and run unique operations, they share a common love for U.S. agriculture and the basic values that underpin life in farming communities.
This week, Field Notes caught up with Donna Jeschke, who farms a short drive from Chicago. An avid agvocate, Donna updates listeners on how she and her husband, Paul have been helping consumers understand how the drought impacts corn and corn farmers through recent interviews with reporters from a variety of national media outlets. Already well into harvest preparation, Jeschke is also preparing for another activity that she enjoys, hosting farmers from other parts of the world to discuss the many similarities in their operations and ways in which they can learn from one another.
To listen to the audio interview, click here.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks as Field Notes follows the growers who have opened their farms, families and communities up this year and meet the true faces of modern American agriculture.