Farming Practices

  • Growing Through Education & Networking

    • Members,IllinoisCorn Growers Association, Farm Bureau
    • Attend marketing conferences often
    • Attend agricultural trade shows
    • Online agriculture advocate on social networking sites
  • Machinery Procurement and Care

    • Timing of purchases or leasing to maximize ROI
    • Implementing technology for maximum benefit
    • Adopting and documenting rigorous maintenance schedules
  • Practicing Stewardship

    • Nutrients applied specifically using soil tests
    • Water and soil managed using designed drainage systems
    • Conservation of resources is paramount in decisions
  • Risk Management

    • Disease and pest threats scouted and aggressively treated
    • Marketing strategies use advisors, alerts, timing
    • Crop insurance used to reduce risk
    • Exploring options for procuring inputs
  • Crop Management

    • Seed selected with agronomist input, plot data and research
    • Plant growth monitored, recorded through stages
    • Weed control micro-managed and pro-active