Farming

September: Farm Life Journal

By Mark Jackson

Across the Midwest, September marks the seasonal change of colors as crops transition from Mother Nature’s trade-mark shades of green to the golden-brown colors typical with harvest of our two most dominant crops, corn and soybeans. Everything the farmer has been working for during the growing season will soon begin in earnest. Read more....

Expedition Farm Country: Where Forks, Food and Farming Meet

By Erin Wicker

For two days, food enthusiasts of all kinds gobbled up information straight from the source – farmers. Expedition Farm Country took place Aug. 25-26 in southeast Iowa. From metro areas around the state, 38 consumers hopped aboard a bus tour to visit a variety of farms and meet the faces and families growing food, fuel and fiber around the state. Read more about the trip here...

August: Farm Life Journal

By Mark Jackson

With harvest quickly approaching and crops racing to maturity’s finish-line Mark Jackson shares how he is preparing despite the severe drought conditions. His garden is producing a bountiful harvest, which he and family will enjoy all year long with soups, roasts, pickles and more! Mark also bids a tearful farewell to his beloved, furry companion – Murphy. Read more here…