Super Soybeans

From food to feed for animals, fuel and much more soybeans can be found all around you! Find out more about the super soybean and how it grows with these activities, videos & more!

Reading Materials

Ag-tivities

  • Beanie Baby – sprout a soybean, see page 4 of the Soybean Ag Mag
  • Soybean Scavenger Hunt
  • Soybean plastic – be sure to have an adult help!

Books to Read – set up a FREE account on www.openlibrary.org to read these online books for FREE for 14 days!

Videos

Farm Fresh Podcast: Why Two Crops?

Driving through rural areas of central Illinois, you may notice that two main crops dominate the landscape. Why do Midwestern farmers focus on growing corn and soybeans?

Explore the how these crops came to be such a big part of agriculture in the area with Don Meyer, Illinois State University lecturer in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Listen for the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday on WJBC radio at 12:45 p.m.

Farm Fresh Answers: Young Farmer’s Perspective

Growing up on a family farm and getting involved at a young age inspired a passion for agriculture for McLean County farmer Justin Maitland.

Check out the challenges and opportunities he sees on the horizon as he looks to continue the tradition of farming for his family.

Click below to listen to the segment and be sure to check out the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Weed & Pest Control

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Weed free fields are more than just for looks. Unwanted plants compete with the crop for sunlight, soil and water.

Check out some of the tools and strategies farmers use to control weeds in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast with farmer Gerald Thompson.

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

 

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