JUNE 2012


(Posted Fri. Jun 15th, 2012)

Donna JeschkeJune 15: 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.  While Donna waits for rain, she also prepares to host international delegations next week that will help open markets through dialogue.


To listen to the audio interview, click here.


Field Notes also met James Aarsvold, who farms in North Dakota.  The northernmost farmer featured this year, James introduces listeners to agriculture in his area as he shares a peak at life on his own farm.


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.