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Adopt an Acre Updates
October 5 Update
Bob started on the Adopt-An-Acre cornfield, but the moisture was a little high….
Adopt-An-Acre Corn Field Drone Flight
Many thanks to Lukach Seed Agency for the drone flight over the Adopt-An-Acre corn field. The flight was on 8/20/2020 soon after the derecho.
August 3rd Update
Josh Rhodes fills in for Bob with the first update in August.
July 20 Update
Josh Rhodes fills in for Bob with a report on a healthy rain for the crops.
Update June 29 2020
Side dressing of corn is done. Nice rains – over 2 inches – in the last week. Crops are happy and green.
June 8 Update
June 1st Update
The corn is planted in Fall River Township.
May 26 Update
More rain on the not-planted-yet Adopt-An-Acre fields.
May 18th Update
Week 3 Update May 12
Week 2 – May 4 Update
Getting fieldwork wrapped up in preparation for planting.
Season 11 is underway
The 11th Season of Adopt-An-Acre in conjunction with LaSalle County Farm Bureau has started led by Bob Beutke, operator of Beutke Farms south of Grand Ridge.
An acre of corn and an acre of beans is grown on the Thorson Farm in Fall River Township with weekly updates on Monday morning at 6:50 with Bob and Jay LeSeure. The fields are on both sides of Friendship Village Road east of Fall River Township Hall; look for the signs along the roadway.
Watch this page for the 2020 budget and the weekly conversations of Bob & Jay. Thanks to the sponsors returning for this 11th season: the Cantlin Law Firm, Grainco FS, and First National Bank of Ottawa.