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The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 9/23/19 - 9/27/19

 

Harvest is slowly beginning across central Illinois.  Hoping to start riding in some combines within the next week!  If your farm would like to be featured on our Combine Reports this fall, just shoot me an email at farm@randyradio.com!  J

 

Next week on the show....

 

9/23 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Eric Snodgrass - Atmospheric Scientist w/ Nutrien Ag Solutions

 

9/23 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Jeff Scott – Christian County Farmer Bringing SILO Movie To Pana 9/26  &
Sam Goldberg – SILO Producer

 

9/24 am
Nic Hustede – FMC Agronomist  &
Marc Burns – CaseIH on Sprayers

 

9/24 noon
Andy Thompson – Yetter Farm Equipment  &
Mike Van Horn – J&M Manufacturing

 

9/25 am
Matt Montgomery – Pioneer Agronomist

 

9/25 noon
Tom Scheff – Golden Harvest  &
Nolan Paxton – FMC on 3D Thrive

 

9/26 am
Lance Brown – GSI  &
Bill Webber – CaseIH on Tractors

 

9/26 noon
Alex Saleznov – National Hemp Association  &
Scott Youngman – Corteva on Enlist

 

9/27 am
Kim Wideman – New Holland  &
Eric Broadbent - Kinze

 

9/27 noon
Justin Kaufman – Precision Plant  &
Liz Knutson - Pioneer on Corn

 

 

 

 

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The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 9/16/19 - 9/20/19

 

Next Week on the Show....

 

9/16 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Rod Stoll – Farm Credit Illinois - Farm Safety Week &
Maroa-Forsyth FFA - Drone Safety 

 

9/16 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Greg Souder – 360 Yield Center &
Allen O'Strauss – Clauss

 

9/17 am
Andrew Sunderman – Fendt &
Mike Koenings – Corteva

 

9/17 noon
Dave Newcomb – IL Fire Service Institute

 

9/18 am
Ed Wassum – National Hemp Association & CO Farmer

 

9/18 noon
Michael Flintoff – MacDon &
Josh Sauder – Granular

 

9/19 am
Kaitlyn Bissonette – SCN Coalition &
Kevin Kersey – Roxor

 

9/19 noon
Greg Thompson – Sentera &
Tom Davis – AgDirect

 

9/20 am
Ryan Hough – John Deere &
Pete Itenburk – Dekalb

 

9/20 noon
Sam Goldberg – SILO Producer &
Raimi Pittinger – KY Farmer

 

 

 

 

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Perception of the Illinois State Fair from a City Teenager

NOTE;  Rebecca Wiggins is a Taylorville teenager that enjoys writing.  She shared with us, her perception of being a city girl while attending last month's Illinois State Fair.  Her story is below.

--Randal J. Miller, President, illinoisfarmradio.com

 

Last year, I had the opportunity to explore the agricultural aspects of the Illinois State Fair. I learned many things I hadn't previously known, and the experience was a great way to educate myself on the importance of agriculture in our community. This year, I wanted to continue to expand my knowledge by seeing some of the key agricultural sights the fair had to offer.

 

The Agriculture Tent seemed like the perfect place to start, for obvious reasons. It gave an excellent opportunity to learn about some of the specialty crops grown in Illinois, as well as watch demonstrations, and speak to experienced farmers about their day-to-day routines. There was also an activity primarily used to see if you had the strength to pull someone out of a grain bin. I suppose this wasn't an issue I had ever thought about, but after reading up on the topic, and also having someone speak to me on the importance of grain bin safety, I can understand the significance of knowing how to properly enter a grain bin, if need be. The Agriculture Tent also held hidden gems, like sweet corn, and delicious apple cider slushies! 

 

If you ever get hungry at the Illinois State Fair, one of the best places to be is the Illinois Pork Producers Booth. There you will find incredible pork chop sandwiches and savory baked potatoes. The Illinois Pork Producers also offer a variety of educational resources to help everyone understand where our food comes from, as well as how important pork production is. Illinois is ranked fourth in the country in terms of pork production, and this creates approximately ten thousand five hundred jobs. Over eight million pigs are raised in Illinois annually, which amounts to around two billion pounds of pork. 

 

Conservation World is a great place to learn more about wildlife in Illinois. This year, I decided to focus on fish and bees, two of the primary exhibits that were shown there. I learned about the value of pollination, and how we can help to create a functional ecosystem for pollinators to encourage them to live in our neighborhoods. In terms of fish, I was able to view a tank filled with Illinois native species and talk to experts on the topic.

 

Overall, the Illinois State Fair is always a fantastic place to educate yourself on the importance of agriculture, and you can have fun in the process!

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The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 9/9/19 - 9/13/19

Next week on the Show....

 

9/9 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Lance Tarchione – Dekalb Agronomist

 

9/9 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Steve Nicholson – RaboAgrifinance & Brock Helgerson – Channel Seed

 

9/10 am
IL Senator Chapin Rose & David Palmer – Kubota

 

9/10 noon
Mike Warner – Wyffels & Jess Smithers – Richland Community College

 

9/11 am
Danny Himes – LG Seeds & Dave Bickett – Hotsy

 

9/11 noon
Erica Stark – National Hemp Association

 

9/12 am
Charles Baron – Farmers Business Network 

 

9/12 noon
Jerry Toohill – Stone Seed & Craig Hunt – AGI

 

9/13 am
Tim Norris – SmartAg & Lisa Bachlege – Morton Buildings

 

9/13 noon
Tony McClellan – CaseIH Planters & Brandon Milligan – Windsor FFA

 

 


 

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The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 9/2/19 - 9/6/19

Next week on the Show....

 

 

9/2 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue - Ag Policy Forum @ FPS (Pt 1)

 

9/2 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Matt Jungmann – National Events MGR @ Farm Progress

 

9/3 am
U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue - Ag Policy Forum @ FPS (Pt 2)

 

9/3 noon
Matt Bennett – Bennett Consulting & Hanna Lyon – Maroa-Forsyth FFA

 

9/4 am
U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue - Ag Policy Forum @ FPS (Pt 3)

 

9/4 noon
Clint Bowyer – NASCAR & Alex Bowman – NASCAR & Todd Kubli – Nationwide Insurance

 

9/5 am
U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue - Ag Policy Forum @ FPS (Pt 4)

 

9/5 noon
Karl Setzer – Agrivisor & Eric Broadbent – Kinze

 

9/6 am
Tom Tracy – Farm Credit IL & John Schartmann – Pioneer

 

9/6 noon
Stephanie Porter – Agronomist w/ Golden Harvest

 

 


 

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More Interviews from Farm Progress Show August 29, 2019 Coverage with Jared White

Here are more interviews local farm broadcaster Jared White did with vendors and officials at the Farm Progress Show on August 29:

 

Matt Jungmann, National Events Manager, Farm Progress

 

 

Kaitlyn Bissonette, SCN Coalition

 

 

Mike Warner, Wyffels Hybrids

 

 

Nic Hustede, agronomist with FMC

 

 

Nolan Paxton, Thrived with FMC

 

 

Stephanie Porter, local ag agronomist with Golden Harvest

 

 

Tom Scheff, Golden Harvest

 

 

 

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More Interviews From Farm Progress Show Coverage

Here are more interviews our local farm broadcaster Jared White did from the Farm Progress Show:

 

Tom Tracy, CEO, Farm Credit Illinois

 

 

David Palmer, Kubota

 

 

Alex Bowman, NASCAR driver appearing at the Nationwide Insurance exhibit

 

 

Todd Kubli, Nationwide Insurance

 

 

Greg Thompson, Sentera, on drones

 

 

Mike Koenigs, Corteva on Tru Choice

 

 

Scott Youngman, Corteva on Enlist

 

 

Josh Sauder, Granular

 

 

Mike Van Horn, J&M

 

 

Eric Broadbent, Kinze

 

 

Michael Flintoff, MacDon

 

 

Alex Saleznor, National Hemp Association on CBD

 

 

Ed Wassum, farmer with National Hemp Association

 

 

Erica Stark, National Hemp Association

 

 

John Schartman, Pioneer, on soybeans

 

 

Liz Knutson, Pioneer, on corn

 

 

Justin Kauffman, Precision Plant

 

 

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illinoisfarmradio.com Originates Its Extended Noon Farm Show from Beck's Hybrids Exhibit

 

illinoisfarmradio.com originated an Extended Noon Farm Show during the 3 days of the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, from the Beck's Hybrids exhibit on the west side of Progress City.

 

Local farm broadcaster Jared White (right) anchored each day's show, interviewing Beck's Hybrid's personnel.  At the right is Mark Voors, Beck's Area Team Lead, who was interviewed on today's Extended Noon Farm Show.

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Day 3 of the Farm Progress Show Greeted with Beautiful Weather

Beautiful, clear skies and temperatures in the 70's, greeted attendees of day 3 of the Farm Progress Show in Decatur today.

 

The show continues until 4pm this afternoon at Progress City on the campus of Richland Community College in Decatur.

 

 

 

And, here was our home for our over 30 hours of LIVE coverage from the show.  Local farm broadcaster Jared White was on foot at the show during our coverage August 21, 23, and 26; and was on wheels on a golf cart the 3 days of the show.  Company president Randal J. Miller anchored our LIVE coverage from the BASF Media Tent at 6th and East Progress.

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Central Illinois Car Dealer Bob Ridings Visits illinoisfarmradio.com Broadcast Studio at Farm Progress Show

Central Illinois car dealer Bob Ridings visited the illinoisfarmradio.com broadcast studio inside the BASF Media Tent, on Wednesday afternoon.  Ridings visited with host Randal J. Miller, about Ford's exhibit at the show, focusing on their popular F-150 pickup trucks.

 

Here's the audio from that interview:

 

 

Ridings owns dealerships in Taylorville, Pana, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Decatur, and Monticello.

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Big Crowds Greet Day 2 of Farm Progress Show on Wednesday

Big crowds and beautiful weather greeted day 2 of the Farm Progress Show in Decatur on Wednesday.

 

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US Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue Holds News Conference at Farm Progress Show

US Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue held a news conference at the BASF Media Tent during the Farm Progress Show on Wednesday.  He fielded many questions from both farm broadcasters and reporters on a host of subjects important to agriculture, including trade, refinery waivers, and livestock.   Here is the unedited audio of Perdue's news conference:

 

 

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13th Congressional District Congressman Rodney Davis Hosts Ag Policy Forum at Farm Progress Show, Features US Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue

 

13th Congressional District Congressman Rodney Davis hosted an Ag Policy Forum at Richland Community College in Decatur on Wednesday, as part of the Farm Progress Show.

 

 

Featured speaker was United States Ag Secretary Sonny Purdue, who talked about the ongoing trade talks with China and how it's affecting local farmers.

 

 

The by-invitation only event attracted a standing-room-only crowd of farmers and residents.

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More Interviews from Farm Progress Show August 27, 2019 PM Coverage with local farm broadcaster Jared White

Here are more interviews Jared did that were featured in our on-air coverage:

 

AGI Craig Hunt

 

 

Bill Webber, Case IH on tractors

 

 

Mark Burns, Case IH on sprayers

 

 

Tony McLellan, Case IH on planters

 

 

Clint Bowyer, NASCAR driver who was at the Dekalb exhibit

 

 

Charles Baron, Farmers Business Network

 

 

Hanna Lyon, Maroa FFA

 

 

Kimberly Widerman, New Holland

 

 

Kevin Kersey, Roxor

 

 

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More Interviews from Farm Progress Show August 27, 2019 PM Coverage

Here are more interviews that our local farm broadcaster Jared White did the afternoon of August 27 at the Farm Progress Show:

 

Tom Davis with Ag Direct and Farm Credit Illinois

 

 

Karl Setzer with AgriVisor

 

 

Ryan Hough with John Deere

 

 

Steve Nicholson with RaboAgriFinance

 

 

Raimi Pottinger, the Kentucky farmer whose farm was featrured in the movie "Silo" being previewed at the Farm Progress Show

 

 

"Silo" movie producer Sam Goldberg

 

 

Andy Thompson with Yetter

 

 

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More Interviews from Farm Progress Show August 27, 2019 Coverage

Here are more interviews from our Farm Progress Show coverage on August 27th:

 

Lance Tarchione, local agronomist with Dekalb Asgrow

 

 

Pete Itenburk with Dekalb Asgrow

 

 

Andrew Sunderman with Fendt Tractors

 

 

Lance Brown with GSI

 

 

Matt Bennett with Bennett Consulting and Channel Seeds

 

 

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Quail and Upland Game Alliance Represented at Farm Progress Show

We visited with Jerry Johnson, regional director for the Quail and Upland Game Alliance, on how they work with farmers in Illinois.

 

Their booth is in the Varied Industries Tent at 5th and West Progress.

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Big Crowds Turn Out for Day 1 of Farm Progress Show

The gates opened at 8 o'clock this morning, and the sun came from behind the clouds at 9:30.  The crowds responded!  

 

Exhibitors report great foot traffic on Tuesday morning.

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Mansea Metal's Metal Roofing and DIY Pole Building Products, on Display at Farm Progress Show

 

Mansea Metal in Mt. Zion, is providing farmers information on their metal roofing material, and DIY pole buildings, in the Varied Industries Tent at 5th and Progress.

 

 

Their display includes a scale size pole building, to show farmers the lumber in each Mansea Metal DIY building, and where the lumber is located to give the building strength to take Illinois weather.

 

 

Here's an interview we did with Mansea Metal Mt. Zion general manager Jeff Chambers:

 

 

Here's an interview we did with Mansea Metal marketing director Steve Adriance:

 

 

Stop by and visit them in the Varied Industries Tent at 5th and West Progress.

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Illinois Chiropractic Society Providing Information on Treating Farmer Injuries in Health and Safety Tent at Farm Progress Show

 

The Illinois Chiropractic Society is providing helpful information to farmers, on how chiropractors around the state can treat farm-related injuries.  Dr. Ren Bleem, a chiropractic physician from Havana, and his wife Melanie, are manning the booth all 3 days in the Health and Safety Tent on the northeast side of the FPS grounds.

 

Here's an interview we did with them as part of our illinoisfarmradio.com coverage:

 

 

Stop by their booth in the Health and Safety Tent, when you're at the Farm Progress Show this week.

 

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No Field Demos at Farm Progress Show Today

 

POSTED 9:19AM Tuesday 8/27:

 

Just in from Farm Progress Show Officials:

 

Sorry folks, due to wet fields no field demos Tuesday. We expect the fields to be ready to go Wednesday. The good news is with the rain came some great temperatures, so you’ll be cruising the show grounds in comfort this week.

 

 

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Farm Progress Show In Decatur Is Officially Open!

Gates opened at 8 o'clock this morning, and the farmers are here!

 

 

The show is open today til 4 this afternoon.

 

Cloudy skies at Progress City this morning, but NO RAIN!  We didn't get expected rain during the night, and the weatherman says the sun is to come out this afternoon.  We're also expecting sunny skies for Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Stay tuned for continuing coverage on all the illinoisfarmradio.com platforms, including WHOW THE BIG 1520, 92.3 FM in DeWitt County, 106.5 FM in Logan County; streamed at illinoisfarmradio.com, on the WHOW mobile app and Amazon Alexa.

Our coverage is also being heard on NEWSTALK WTIM's many platforms, including THE BIG 870 across Central Illinois, 96.1 FM in Christian County, 107.5 FM in Shelby County, and 107.7 FM in Moultrie County; streamed live at taylorvilledailynews.com, on the WTIM mobile app, and on Amazon Alexa. 

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Farm Progress Show Traffic Report as of 8am Tuesday, August 27

 

FARM PROGRESS SHOW TRAFFIC REPORT as of 8am Tuesday, August 27

 

Mound Road eastbound backed up to Greenswitch.

 

Illinois Route 48 southbound from I-72 exit 144, backed up from the exit to Brush College Road, all the way to the show site.

 

Reas Bridge Road south of Richland Community College backed up in both directions.

 

And, a reminder that the East Exhibitor Parking Lot is closed due to water.  All exhibitors are to park in the West Parking Lot, and enter gate # 1.

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More Interviews from Farm Progress Show August 26, 2019 Coverage

More interviews from Farm Progress Show August 26, 2019 Coverage:

 

Nicole Phillips, Senior Director of Marketing, Nutrien Ag Solutions

 

 

Dave Bickett, Sales Rep, Hopsi

 

 

Jeff Smithers, Director of Ag Programs, Richland Community College

 

 

Laurel Case, Public Relations Manager, John Deere

 

 

Tim Norris, Eastern Region Business Director, Smart Ag

 

 

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Farm Progress Show Interviews from Monday, August 26th Coverage

Here are interviews from our Farm Progress Show August 26th Coverage:

 

Tyler Barringer, District Sales Manager, Beck's Hybrids

 

 

Greg Sauder, Owner, 360 Yield Center

 

 

Lindsay Rakenberger, Director of Agri-Business, Country Financial

 

 

Danny Himes, District Sales Manager, LG Seeds

 

 

Bev Kuhn, EMS Coordinator, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur

 

 

Matt Jungmann, National Events Manager, Farm Progress

 

 

David Brix, Host Farmer, Farm Progress Show

 

 

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