(Posted Mon. Jun 13th, 2016)
The National Corn Growers Association continues its sixth 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 Dan Erickson, a farmer from Alden, Minnesota. Despite a cold snap earlier in the season, his corn crop has emerged and grown at a healthy pace thus far.
“Right now, our corn is in the V5 to V6 range,” he explained. “It is growing quite well right now.”
To listen to the full 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.