(Posted Fri. Jul 15th, 2016)
The National Corn Growers Association continues its sixth 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 Maryland farmer Jennie Schmidt, who blogs as The Foodie Farmer.
“The corn is looking really good for us this year,” she explained. “We have had regular rains with rainfall almost every week now. The corn is almost in tassel. It is probably one of the best corn crops that we have had in a number of years.”
To listen to the full interview, including how Schmidt makes sure to apply the right nutrients in the right place at the exact right time, 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.