FIELD NOTES TALKS PLANTING WITH FARMERS IN OHIO, MINNESOTA

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(Posted Fri. Apr 7th, 2017)

This week, the National Corn Growers Association kicked off 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 met a new farmer from Ohio this week, Patty Mann, who also serves as chair of NCGA’s Consumer Engagement Action Team.

 

Right now, she is waiting for drier, warmer weather.

 

“I farm in Shelby County, Ohio with my husband and family,” she explained. “This year, we are going to split our acreage evenly between corn and soy.”

  

Find out more about her planting intentions, clicking here.

 

Field Notes also caught up with a farmer the series spoke with last year, Dan Erickson from Minnesota.

 

“We started a few things, applying fertilizer and such, early in the month of April,” he said. “Some years, but not this year, there isn’t much going on to speak of in terms of weather. This year, it has been quite wet.”

 

To find out more about his planting intentions, 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.