Hoosier Harvest Series

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The photos used in this postcard series were taken in October 2019 in Lake and Porter Counties in the Northwest corner of Indiana.  October and November are harvest months in Indiana.  The corn and soybeans are a beautiful golden brown, and the leaves are ablaze with color.  

Indiana is the "Hoosier State" and citizens of Indiana are called "Hoosiers".

Although I live in an urban area in Northwest Indiana (outside of Chicago), most of Indiana is rural and most of the land is dedicated to agriculture, animal husbandry, and farming in general.  

Indiana is ranked fifth in the United States for corn production.  Hoosier farmers planted nearly 6 million acres of corn in 2014 with more than 1 billion bushels produced.  The average yield is 184 bushels per acre.  Much of the corn grown in Indiana is used to feed hogs, cows, and chickens.  

Indiana produces a wide variety of corn, including more than 20% of the United States' popcorn supply.

A silo is a structure for storing bulk materials. Silos are used in agriculture to store grain or fermented feed known as silage.

Additional Information can be found here:

Indiana Seasonal Crop Calendar (By Region)

How Late Can You Plant Corn & Soybeans?

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