On the Go

Friday, August 14, 2009

I've not been the best blogger lately. We've been in full work mode around here. Ron and crew have finally finished up root digs and insecticide evaluations. Their summer work will be slowly winding down over the next couple of weeks.

I've been busy writing grant proposals/workplans. I finished 6 workplans in the last week...its really no wonder that I don't feel like writing much by the time I get home.

Yesterday was the University of Illinois' Agronomy Day. This is where researchers share project results and news with producers and industry representatives. Ron spent the day sharing the results of their corn rootworm trials.

Today I've got the day off (well earned in my mind). The house needs cleaning and we'll be getting ready to freeze sweet corn tomorrow. This afternoon/tonight we're heading over to the state fair. I'll be checking the livestock barns for old friends, making sure we get a state fair corn dog, and checking out Lynyrd Skynyrd.

We'll turn around and head back Sunday for more fun and food. And 4-H judging. We'll be judging the entomology, crops, and soils projects. Yep, we're always on the go.