MEET A FARMER: DIRK RICE

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Today our farmer to meet is Philo farmer Dirk Rice. Rice is a 5th generation farmer and serves as the District 6 Director for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and serves that Industrial Committee Chairman. Rice started farming in 1985 and continues to take care of the land his great-great-grandfather purchased in 1883. with his brother. Rice practices soil conservation, no-till farming, and cover crop planting. Click the Conservation Story Map below to see what he does on his family farm.

 

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