Farm Fresh Podcast: Pork Power

Tis the season for giving! Did you know Illinois Pork farmers have donated more than 437,000 pounds of pork – which is more than 1.75 MILLION servings Illinois residents 2008?

The program, called Pork Power, provides the donated ground pork to the seven regional food banks in Illinois.

Hear from central Illinois hog farmer, Art Lehmann, about the program and ways farmers are giving back to their local communities.

Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. to hear the Farm to Table Segment on WJBC radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Bring on the Beef

Quality beef starts on the farm with quality care and feed. In this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast, local farmer, Rick Dean, talks about the two new beef barns his family recently constructed to expand their cattle operation.

From keeping the animals comfortable to managing the manure for use as fertilizer, listen to the clip to hear the whole story about how the Dean family raises beef cattle.

Tune in to WJBC radio or stream it live online every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Milk Makers

Kilgus Farmstead bottles milk from their herd of Jersey dairy cows right on the farm near Fairbury. As the only on-farm bottling facility in Illinois, farmers Matt & Jenna Kilgus and their family are carving out a niche for their dairy products.

Check out the story in this week’s interview with Matt Kilgus below – or go see the milk bottling process for yourself with a visit to the farmstead store! Click here to learn more.

Tune in to WJBC every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Talking Turkey

Did you know it takes about 19 – 20 weeks to raise a turkey to market weight?

Turkeys traditionally take center stage at Thanksgiving, so this week we’re talking turkey farming with fifth generation farmer, Jason Yordy for the Farm to Table segment episode 11.25.15.

Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. to hear Farm to Table segment on WJBC radio and to learn more about turkeys, click here.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Double Time

Farmer, Cover Crops, Soybean Field

Harvest went by quickly on the Lay farm this year. In fact, the crops were out in about half the time compared to a typical year thanks to suitable crop conditions, good weather and cooperative machinery.

Hear how the corn and soybean yields turned out with Jason Lay plus check out one way farmers are working to farm smarter by exploring the use of cover crops in this week’s Farm Fresh podcast, episode 11.18.15.

Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 to hear the Farm to Table segment on WJBC radio.

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