Today, I braved the blowing and drifting snow to attend the University of Illinois' annual Corn and Soybean Classics. And, boy, I'm glad I did.
For farmers, U of I's seminars are a good place to pick up production tips and a hint of research on the horizon. It's also a chance to discuss the brutal year that was 2009.
For me, the conference was a veritable gold mine for story ideas. All of the presenters were very good, but I was absolutely enthralled with U of I economist Gary…