Hey ya'll! My name is Jordan Peterson, and I am so excited to have received the honor of being the 2016 intern for the McHenry County Farm Bureau. I am thrilled to be able to gain more experience in the agriculture field, and take part in the many activities the Farm Bureau is involved with throughout the summer. I am the daughter of Mary and Bill Peterson, and the little sister to Nikki and Kyle Peterson. My family and I live on a crop farm in Harvard, IL. When I am not on the farm caring for my 4-H swine, and poultry, or caring for my horses and mini donkeys, I work as a sandwich artist for the Walworth Subway. Along with my passion for agriculture, I enjoy running and baking.
I have just graduated from Harvard High School, and will be attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville this coming fall. I plan on majoring in Agriculture Business with a minor in Animal Science. Throughout my high school career I participated in many clubs and sports teams, such as; FFA, 4-H, National Honor Society, Interact Club, Link Crew, Student Council, Cross Country, Volleyball, Track, Basketball, Soccer and held leadership positions. In college I plan to continue being involved by joining collegiate FFA and 4-H, as well as pledging into a sorority.
My goals going into this internship is to obtain all the information possible in hopes to help me develop the skills to better promote agriculture. I want to inform the public on the importance of agriculture, in order to help agriculture continue to evolve and become more efficient. In the future my dream is to be an agriculture advocate to push the movement forward. I am grateful to be granted this opportunity; allowing me to learn so much information about agriculture, and work with some wonderful people.
Some of my relatives were enjoying a night out at a Cubs game and I decided to ask "Ok Google" what the score was. As I expected Ok Google promptly replied with the score and the inning. What I wasn't expecting to happen, happened the very next day. I was in the office and my phone interrupted me with a little chime and told me that I might be interested in knowing that the Cubs were winning halfway through their afternoon game.
This wasn't my first experience with these skilled marketers. One day I did a little internet searching for a cabin getaway for my family. Later that night my mobile Facebook feeds featured cabin getaways. I also tried out a "savers" card for a particular store, and guess what... the very next month my ads were customized with my usual purchases. Our actions cause reactions, and those in marketing and social media are adding fuel to the fire.
Our information diet is based on our initial interests and the more we click the more we're fed. Initially, I didn't think that much about all of this until I started to see the ramifications of a world that feeds you what you seek.
Mark your calendar for the City of McHenry's annual Colby-Petersen Farm celebration on Sunday, June 26, at 4112 McCullom Lake Road, one mile West of Route 31. Co-sponsored by the McHenry Farm Bureau and Colby-Petersen Farm Foundation, admission and all activities are free.
The Harvard Milk Days Antique Tractor/Equipment Committee would like to invite all antique tractor and equipment enthusiasts to participate in this year's Harvard Milk Days events. Restored or not, all antique tractors and equipment are welcome!!
Entrants are asked to bring tractors to the Harvard Milky Way Park on Friday, June 3 from 10am to 4:30pm or on Saturday, June 4 from 9am to 11am. Release time will be 3pm on Sunday, June 5th.
Illinois Horticulture Field Day is set for Thursday, June 9, 2016
Raoul and Jodie Bergersen, owners of Valley Orchard in Cherry Valley, Illinois, welcome you to their farm for the 2016 Horticulture Field Day. The field day provides the opportunity to learn about Valley Orchard’s farm operations. This 35-acre farm grows apple trees, small fruits, vegetables and pumpkins. Their farm market offers fresh cider, made-from-scratch apple pies, apple cider donuts, caramel apples, and other unique treats and gifts.