• Josh Flint

    Summer Meeting Circuit Is Full of Expert Advice

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on July 27, 2009

    Each year, summer brings a fantastic slate of conferences and meetings, most of which bring in some nice speaking talent.   A couple weeks ago, I attended Wyffels Hybrids' Corn Strategies conference in Decatur. Once again, the speaker panel was great. Lots of tips, tricks and good old advice worth pondering.   During this particular meeting, I enjoyed hearing Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo's chief ag economist. After reviewing my notes, I found three tidbits of wisdom worth pondering…

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  • Josh Flint

    What's in a Domain Name?

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on July 17, 2009

    For me, e-mail is an indispensable tool. In fact, my wife says I'm addicted. She bases this on the fact that I continue to check e-mail right up to the point my head hits the pillow.   I have two e-mail accounts: work and personal. My work e-mail server is provided by Farm Progress. My address is jflint@farmprogress.com. This means the username is jflint, while farmprogress.com is the domain name.   Over the past year, I've been compiling a Master Farmer e-mail list. I've noticed folks put…

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  • Josh Flint

    Remembering the Harvest Practices of Yesterday

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on July 12, 2009

     When the rain started falling during Historic Farm Days in Penfield, I made my way to the antique implement display, which was located inside a museum.   1950 Haas, owned by Alan Haas of Roanoke, IL.                  1941 McCormick-Deering, owned by Steward Brothers' of                                                                                                  Springport, Mich. Inside, I met the Cleaver family, from Paris, Ky. Silas and Judy had brought their grandson, Jacob, to…

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  • Josh Flint

    Finding the Humor in Honesty

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on July 1, 2009

    It seems true life is always funnier than fiction. Case in point: I'm still laughing about something that happened last week. I was at the Master of Beef Advocacy graduation session in Collinsville, Ill. Daren Williams, the program coordinator with National Cattlemen's Beef Association, was explaining how to be advocates for beef in everyday life. Early on, Williams asked the class if we knew someone who was a practicing vegetarian. Theo Graff was one of the only students who didn't know a…

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