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Carrie Winkelmann

Carrie Winkelmann farms with her husband, Kyle, raising corn and soybeans. Carrie also works as an agriculture literacy coordinator for Sangamon-Menard Extension.

9/21/2018

We started with beans and have moved to corn. Yields are above average for both. I am severely tired of the hot weather and am ready for the cool down that is supposed to come this weekend. The heat has been cooking up afternoon showers, and we got rained out at the end of the last two evenings. Took advantage of the soil moisture to plant an oat/radish cover crop mix today.

9/14/2018

Combines were out and running here, and by the time you read this, everyone will be in full swing. We are going to start beans before corn, but they are all going to be ready at about the same time. Stay safe everyone!

9/7/2018

No big harvest news from this area of the state. Just waiting patiently.

8/31/2018

Rain has been the big news here. We received 1.8 inches of rain last Friday and 3.5 inches Tuesday night for a 5.3-inch rain total this week. Corn is almost completely turned, except for the upper green leaves, and is still standing well despite the rain and storms. Beans have been somewhat beaten down by the rains.