Farmer Reports: 17 Attendees Talk Corn College

August 2, 2009 07:00 PM
 

Staff Report by Rachel Duff, Margy Fischer, Anne Rippke and Sara Schafer

How are crops doing around the country? What are farmers learning at Corn College? Scroll down and listen to the audio reports below to learn the answers to these questions and more. You'll hear from:

  • Gary & Teddy Meyer, Marthasville, Mo.
  • Casey Schmidt, Schaller, Iowa
  • Brian Harlan, Bunker Hill, Ind.
  • Paul Jacobs, Albion, Ind.
  • Daniel Meyer, Fort Covington, N.Y.
  • Troy & Brent Safranek,  Merna, Neb.
  • Dan Bahler, Effington, Conn.
  • Jim & Josh Fiebiger, Fletcher, Ohio
  • Pat Duncanson, Mappleton, Minn.
  • Pete Zimmerman, Waseca, Minn.
  • Larry Stebbins, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
  • John McGraw, Gould, Ark.
  • John Yoder, Roodhouse, Ill.
  • David Warner, Felton, Penn.


Gary Meyer and his son Teddy, of Marthasville, Mo., have attended both years of Farm Journal's Corn College.

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Casey Schmidt, a farmer from Schaller, Iowa, discusses his Corn College experiences, and how he drove through the night to attend.

 
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Brian Harlan, of Bunker Hill, Ind., has attended Farm Journal's Welding University, and now Corn College. Listen to his thoughts on the events.

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Paul Jacobs, of Albion, Ind., has attended both years of Farm Journal's Corn College. Find out why.

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Daniel Meier, from Fort Covington, N.Y., came to Corn College to hear about new technologies to improve his operation and put him on the cutting edge.

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Troy and Brent Safranek share why they came to Corn College and what the crops look like in Merna, Neb.

 
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Dan Bahler, from Ellington, Conn., comments on the crops in his area and why he came to Corn College.

 
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Jim Fiebiger and his son Josh traveled from Fletcher, Ohio, to attend Farm Journal's Corn College. The father-son team is interested in how to expand their operation and thought the event could benefit their succession planning.
 
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Pat Duncanson, Mapleton, Minn., decided 400 miles was worth it to attend the second-ever Farm Journal Corn College.
 
"The agenda and the program looked like it had some cutting-edge information,” he says.
 
 
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Motorcycles, pick-up trucks, cars, and commercial planes were all modes of transportation to Corn College.
 
Instead of making the estimated seven-hour drive from Waseca, Minn., Pete Zimmerman decided to take a higher road. He flew his personal plane into Bloomington, Ill., for the event.
 
Listen as he describes his journey and the crops along the way:
 
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Larry Stebbins, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., rode his Harley to Corn College for the second year in the row.
 
"I enjoyed it last year and pick up some things I could utilize,” he says.
 
 
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John McGraw is just starting to move more of his acres into corn. His operation near Gould, Ark., is mostly rice and soybeans.  
 
He decided attending the 2009 Corn College could help prepare him for his upcoming crop switches.
 
 
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John Yoder, a farmer from Roodhouse, Ill., returns to Corn College to build on his knowledge on corn to help his operation. He found last year's Corn College to be beneficial, so he's back for more.
 
He comments that he has seen crop conditions of all types in his area of Illinois.



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David Warner, of Felton, Penn., says corn is progressing well in his area but is still probably a week or two behind last year.
 

 
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