I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Indiana AgriNews for being able to report “From the Fields” again this year. And I also want to thank the readers across the entire state of Indiana and those which follow us online. I’ve heard from so many of you that look forward to reading this section of the paper each week. Every Sunday evening, I look back at pictures on my phone or posts on my Facebook page to remind myself of events that took place over the past week. Unfortunately, this is our last report for the growing season of 2018. Feel free to contact me on Facebook messenger or follow the Indiana Cornhusking Association to stay up to date.

I believe my writing each week is a great way to connect with others and share our weekly experiences in agriculture and community events. The weather and crop conditions can vary drastically from one end of the state to the other, and this year has been a crazy one, for sure. There are so many things we take for granted each day, and yet we don’t recognize the importance of what really matters until it’s gone. Talk to your neighbors. Share your stories and memories of the past. It’s an excellent way to reconnect with those around you.

As I write this, there’s a blizzard warning in northern Illinois, with a tornado warning in the St. Louis area, and we are experiencing heavy rain. Continue to pray for the farmers that haven’t finished harvest. There’s an incredible amount of weed-free soybean acreage and flattened fields of corn that remain to be harvested across the state, plus fall tillage that didn’t happen. The next few months will give many of us a chance to attend pesticide recertification classes, meet with dealers to select seed options and look over soil tests to see where we can improve or maintain current soil health. Hope to write again in 2019. Happy holidays!

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