• Holly Spangler

    See You at the Show

    My Generation

     by Holly Spangler
     on August 28, 2011

    It's late on Sunday evening as I write this. The camera bag is packed and so is my laptop, but the rest? Not so much. It will be soon, or at least by some point on Monday, when I head out the door for the Farm Progress Show. Our first-grader, Nathan, is tagging along. He thinks he's staying through Thursday but he's wrong. A day and a half of skipping school is probably enough. Although, it's kind of appropriate; I skipped school for a day in the fourth grade to attend my first Farm…

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    POTUS

    My Generation

     by Holly Spangler
     on August 18, 2011

    So you may have heard, the President came to Wyffels Hybrids this week. The President. Of the United States. I have said it before, but no matter your politics, it was just cool. As I drove across I-80 and neared Geneseo, I began to see IDOT dump trucks strategically parked across median turn-arounds. At each overpass were two uniformed officers. Armed, I'm sure. MIDWEST SWING: President Barack Obama wrapped up his three-day swing through the Upper Midwest with a stop at Wyffels…

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    Farm Moms Hit the Road

    My Generation

     by Holly Spangler
     on August 10, 2011

    I'm guest blogging today at the Illinois Farm Families website today! Here's a snippet: Who doesn't love a road trip? I have been game for hitting the open road with a girlfriend since, well, since I turned 16 and could. My first was but days after my 16th birthday, when my best friend and I loaded up in my mom's Caprice Classic and headed to the big city, where we each got a second hole pierced in just one of our ears. We were total rebels. So when the opportunity arose to travel to…

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    Meeting in the Middle

    My Generation

     by Holly Spangler
     on August 2, 2011

    On Monday and Tuesday this week, our county Farm Bureau hosted our adopted urban legislator and her family on a little tour of Fulton County agriculture. It was a fun time, despite heat indexes of 116 degrees. No kidding. Our farm was among the stops on Tuesday, and we packed in as much as we could. Other stops included but were not limited to: Randy Farr's cattle operation, Western Illinois Grain and rail shuttle, Greg and Randall Leigh's hog operation, and Bill Carlberg's dairy. And let…

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