Diverse & Changing Face of Ag

Building a Preference

It’s more than just his convenient location that makes Doug Schroeder’s Illinois farm a popular destination for visiting international trade teams. He’s also a strong proponent for getting to know his soybean customers face-to-face. Schroeder farms in Champaign County, about halfway between the University of Illinois in Champaign and the Illinois Soybean office in Bloomington. … Read More »

Building a Preference

Family Business Focuses on Conventional Markets

As a trained musician, Andrew Moore knows the importance of making diverse features work together in harmony. For more than a decade, Moore and his family have put those same concepts into practice on their Resaca, Ga., farm through several value-added enterprises focused on conventional crops. Moore’s grandfather Gus established Moore’s Seed and Grain Farms … Read More »

Family Business Focuses on Conventional Markets

Immersed in Agriculture

Not a day goes by that Kate Lambert is not immersed in farm finances and many of the other critical aspects of agriculture. Kate and her husband, Matt, are owners of Uptown Farms based in Laclede, Mo. She also is a loan officer for FCS Financial in north-central Missouri and a member of the 2017 … Read More »

Immersed in Agriculture

From Convoys to Combines: Farm Bill Programs Help Veterans Find a New Way to Serve

Joshua Henderson’s e-mail valediction reads ‘Semper Fi’. Always faithful; the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps and many farmers’ promise to their land, the rural life they’ve chosen and the families they provide for.

Henderson joined the Marine Corps the day he turned 18 and served a total of four combat rotations. Today, he is a farmer in the Mississippi Delta raising soybeans and wheat. … Read More »

From Convoys to Combines: Farm Bill Programs Help Veterans Find a New Way to Serve