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7-1-2020  Well we are getting set for another sweetcorn season!  We are behind in the growing season because of the cold temps in April and most of May.  We did manage to plant a couple weeks earlier than last year but not much growth happened. We finally started seeing tassels and silks a few days ago which means we will definitely be on or after the 18th of July before anything would possibly be ready. Overall the corn looks good and has benefited from the heat and rain this week.  Please stay tuned for updates as we get closer to starting time. --Toby


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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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