(Posted Fri. Aug 17th, 2012)

The National Corn Growers Association continues the second season of Field Notes, a series that takes readers behind the farm gate to follow the year in the life of American farm families. While these growers come from diverse geographic areas and run unique operations, they share a common love for U.S. agriculture and the basic values that underpin life in farming communities.


This week, Field Notes caught up with Brian Scott, an Indiana farmer and agvocate blogger. While harvest remains a few weeks out in his area, Scott has already begun preparing his equipment and considering any possible issues which may occur. In addition to traditional farm work, Scott also discusses his experiences this summer in hosting both an Under Secretary of Agriculture and major media outlets interested in a first-hand account of the drought.


To listen to the audio interview, click here.


Field Notes also caught up with Sam Hancock, a Kentucky farmer also featured in the first season. With harvest already underway, Hancock discusses what he is finding out in his fields and gives a look at how the weather has affected his crop over the past month.


To listen to the audio interview, click here.


Stay tuned over the coming weeks as Field Notes follows the growers who have opened their farms, families and communities up this year and meet the true faces of modern American agriculture.