Farm Fresh Podcast: Homegrown by Heroes

In honor of Veteran’s Day, our Farm to Table segment takes a look at Homegrown by Heroes, a product label for food and farm products grown or raised by past or present members of any branch of the military.

As a Korean war veteran, Ray Ropp, with Ropp Jersey Cheese recently applied to use the Homegrown by Heroes label for the cheese, meat and other products made or raised on his family’s farm near Normal, IL.

Check out the story from this week’s Farm to Table segment episode 11.11.15. Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 to hear to the Farm to Table segment on WJBC radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Soggy Summer, Dry Fall

Empty fields all around central Illinois indicate the 2015 harvest season is coming to a close. Excess rain in June caused concern early in the growing season, but did it make a big dent in corn or soybean yields?

WJBC host Terry James catches up with McLean County grain farmer, Gerald Thompson to find out how the soggy summer and dry fall factored into  the end results for this year’s harvest on the Farm to Table segment episode 11.4.15.

Catch the “Farm to Table” segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Immersed in Ag for a Day


A group of about 33 area business leaders spent a day immersed in agriculture Friday, October 16 as part of the Leadership McLean County program.

Hear what participants  Ryan Thomas & Pete McCann thought about the experience on WJBC’s Farm to Table segment Episode 10.21.15.

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

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