(Posted Wed. Nov 8th, 2017)
This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its seventh 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.
Field Notes caught up with April Hemmes, who farms in north central Iowa.
“The sun is out. The birds are singing. And, I have finished corn harvest,” she explained. “We finished about a week ago. We have had cold weather and snow flurries now.
“As we talked about before, the yields are turning out to be pretty good. But, there is still a lot of work to do around the farm.”
To find out more about the farm, how Hemmes supports trade and why you should too, click here.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks as Field Notes follows the growers who have opened their farms, families and communities this year to meet the true faces of modern American agriculture.