Tuesday, 01 July 2014 11:49

Everybody is getting excited

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I know everyone is anticipating the beginning of corn based on the number of calls I have been getting.  It is looking like it should be sometime next week but still too young to make a guess.  We have had a nice amount of rain and heat to push it along. 

On a side note...I am trying to get caught up being in contact with everyone about our start-date and other information regarding our 2014 plans.  We left home Sunday June 22nd for the Vermilion Co. fair.  We stayed at the campground and had various livestock shows and other 4-H and fair related events that our family was either in charge of, competed in, or both.  Besides that the Rossville Fire Dept. had a house we burned as training on Saturday.  We got home this past Sunday and then had the funeral for Betty Brown, my grandmother.  Needless to say, there were very few times I was able to talk on the phone or be at a computer.  Those of you trying to call me, I apologize that I have been unable to speak to you or return your calls.  Today is the first day I have been on the computer since June 21st and I have quite a pile to plow through.

Regarding our plans for 2014, things are still a little up in the air.  In Danville, the old Gutterridge building was bought by Family Dollar.  I am still unsure if I will be able to use their parking lot.  If not I will be somewhere close.  In Rantoul, we are pretty sure we will be moving back to our old location across from the High School on 136, but again, we have some things to nail down before we are certain. 

One other thing I would like to mention, I now have a twitter account which I can update from my phone.  If you are on twitter, following @lingleybros hopefully will keep you in the know when stands are sold out, etc.  I envision it as being a way to make up-to-the-minute updates to those of you who would appreciate them.

We are home, back in "production" mode and ready to get rolling!

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Toby Brown

Toby is the owner of Lingley Bros. Sweetcorn since 2000. A 1989 graduate of Hoopeston East-Lynn High School, he began farming in 1993, the sixth generation farming the ground he lives on. He and his wife Paige have four children:  Jenna, Katie, Josh and Megan. Together they raise 48 acres of sweet corn, 900 tomatoes and a half acre of green beans. In addition to farming, Toby is an Elder at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hoopeston, an officer on the Rossville Area Fire Department, assistant 4-H leader of Hoopeston Boosters 4-H club and a beekeeper.

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