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June 2009 Archive for Corn College

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Site Crop Report: Machines in the Field

Jun 23, 2009
On Monday, there was quite a bit of activity at the Farm Journal Corn College site.
Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie reports the corn ranges from V7 to V10, which was expected with the spread of planting dates across the 16 acres. After a series of rain storms late in the past week, on Monday the fields were dry enough to head back in and get some work done.
The Corn College crew sidedressed the plots using a Case IH tractor and Blu-Jet toolbar outfitted with a Capstan Ag N-ject system.

photos by Darrell Smith
Another machine used earlier this week was a Hagie self-propelled sprayer to apply a foliar application on a section in the demo field.

Ferrie says that visual differences are apparent in the areas where management practices have been altered to bring classroom lessons out in the field.

Surrounded, by 16+ acres of demonstration plots, Corn College provides hands-on, in-the-field-training. To learn more, click here.

Cartoon Humor at Corn College

Jun 12, 2009

Leigh Rubin,
Farm Journal Humorologist
Cartoonist Leigh Rubin is Farm Journal’s Humorologist. And if you’ve seen his cartoons on or in newspapers across the country, you know why.
His syndicated cartoon "Rubes," in the form that cartoon aficionados now know it, began appearing in newspapers in 1984, and the first paperback collection was published in 1988. His most recent books include "Wild Life of Cats," "Wild Life of Dogs," and other titles -- on Love, Pets, Cows and Farm Animals -- in the award-winning series.
You have a chance to meet the man behind the cartoons. This year, at Farm Journal’s Corn College, Leigh will provide entertainment with humor straight from the corn field. He promises it won’t be too corny.
To prepare for his presentation, which promises to evoke laughs, giggles and chuckles from all who attend, check out his blog: Rubes Cartoons - Tales from a Twisted Mind.

Also, read Meet Farm Journal’s Official Humorologist, which appeared in Farm Journal's Late Spring issue.
More Info on Corn College
Located near Bloomington, Ill., the day and a half event is led by Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. You’ll receive hands-on training in our exclusive demonstration plots and in the classroom.
Registration fees:
Individual Registration: $425
Each Additional Registration: $300 (for those from the same farm)
To register, call (800) 909-3681
Questions: E-mail
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