JUNE 2012


(Posted Fri. Jun 22nd, 2012)

Donna JeschkeThe 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 a recent group of Brazilian farmers who visited, reports on the crop condition and explains why a group touring her farm from China next week departs from the norm.


To listen to the audio interview, click here.


Field Notes also caught up with Don Rutledge, who farms in Colorado.  Facing dry, windy conditions, Don talks about the Colorado wildfires and how irrigation is saving his corn crop.


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.