When I was a little girl, there was nothing better than climbing up in the combine and watching the hopper fill up with corn while sitting on Grandpa’s lap. There was something almost magical about seeing all that corn. Fast forward 20-something years and I still get a thrill watching the hopper fill up with corn. Except now, it’s with my husband. Farming was easy then on Grandpa’s lap when our biggest concern was what Grandma was making for lunch. Now, with our own money invested in the farm, it’s a bit more challenging at times. While we still look forward to those hot meals delivered to the combine, we now find ourselves playing the markets, finding new ways to diversify our farm, and building relationships with area farmers.
And WE want to establish a relationship with YOU! By now many of you have heard about our upcoming winter seminar, “Next Generation Farming: Yesterday’s Wisdom + Today’s Technology = Our Future.” We have an outstanding speaker line-up confirmed as we hope to offer some practical advice that you can begin applying as soon as you leave our seminar on January 26.
In addition to some of our agronomists, we have confirmed speaking times with Jim Mitchell, Jerry Carlson, Dr. Rick Haney, Jerry & Cindy Glaser, Anthony Suau (Director of Organic Rising), Kevin Kiehnau, Reggie Destree, Richard Ritter, Gary McDonald, a Clarkson Grain representative, Doug Lockwood, and Mark Egan, among a few others.
Topics include soil health, 28 years of biological farming, new & emerging markets, and organic farming considerations. Learn why we believe biological farming is the future of economical, high-quality food production.
Our seminar will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 8:30am-5:00pm at the Timber Creek Convention Center, 3300 Drew Avenue, Sandwich, IL 60548. A block of rooms have been reserved at the Timber Creek Inn & Suites (attached to the Convention Center). Please call 630-273-6006 to reserve your room today. Rooms will be $119 plus tax until January 8 and $169 plus tax after. There are no other lodging options in Sandwich, however, some hotels are available along Interstates 88, 55, 80, and 39.
More details will be provided in January, but if you plan to come please RSVP to AgriEnergy Resources by January 18 at 815-872-1190. A lunch will be provided for all those that RSVP.