• Josh Flint

    I'm Thankful To Be a Part of the Ag Industry

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on November 23, 2011

    This week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association honored me with their Excellence in Media Award. First and foremost, thank you to the folks at ICGA. It’s a top-notch group that is doing some tremendous things for Illinois farmers. Afterward WIXY Classic’s Gale Cunningham asked me a few questions relating to my career for his radio show. It got me thinking back on my career thus far. I know; that’s a dangerous proposition. I’ll have been with Farm Progress four…

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  • Josh Flint

    People Are So Removed From Agriculture, It's Like I'm Talking To Them About Nuclear Physics

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on November 16, 2011

    I love chatting people up about my job. People are so far removed from the farm, I might as well be an astronaut. That’s how groundbreaking my ag information is. For instance, last week I was a groomsman in a wedding. At the rehearsal dinner, we began exchanging the old “what do you do for a living” pleasantries. One thing led to another and pretty soon someone was talking about how Monsanto is apparently doing some pretty impressive things in St. Louis. I asked if…

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  • Josh Flint

    Save the (Garden-Sized Organic) Farm!

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on November 3, 2011

    Not much surprises me these days. I still get outraged, but surprised, nah. As a writer for a farm publication, I get email from folks who have even the smallest connection to ag. Since so few in today’s world even understand the industry, it’s no wonder they don’t know the difference between production ag and somebody’s strawberry-growing side venture. To the public relations folks sending these emails, I’m only interested in production ag.   When…

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