(Posted Mon. Apr 21st, 2014)
The National Corn Growers Association now offers its fourth 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.
Today, Field Notes caught up with Indiana farmer and blogger, Brian Scott. While his planters still sit waiting for a warm, dry day, Scott remains optimistic.
“It is finally starting to look like we will be ready to plant here,” he explained. “So long as it doesn’t rain, we will get started tomorrow. If it does, we will still get going by the end of the week.”
While his planting plans mirror those of many Midwestern farmers, Scott has something additional in the works. Using a helicopter equipped with a camera, he has finally worked out how to aerial take photos of his operation at work.
To listen to the full interview and find out more, 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.