Monte Hines

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since Dec 14, 2011
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Gender Male
Astrological Sign Aquarius
Industry Engineering
Occupation Engineer - Farmer - Graphics
Location Andalusia, Illinois, United States
Introduction I was raised on a small farm in Illinois. My wife, Eileen and I and family have worked together hand and hand on this farm (and adjoining land we bought) since 1966 making most all the land and building improvements. I attended and graduated from Alleman Highschool (1965), Rock Island, IL., Blackhawk College, Moline, IL., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree (Cum Laude) in Agricultural Engineering in 1970. I worked as a registered Professional Engineer for the Rock Island District, US Army Corps of Engineers for 33 years, before retiring. I held several supervisory positions while at Corps: Chief, Regulatory Branch, Assistant Chief of Operations Division, Chief of the Lock and Dam Branch, and Mississippi River Project Manager. My wife and I have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. We have businesses associated with farming, "live edge" furniture making, vegetable produce, and graphics. We enjoy pursuing our hobby interests.
Interests Farming, Sustainability, Permaculture, Organic Gardening, BioChar, Wood Pyrolysis, Gasification, High Tunnels, Alternative Power, Inland River Navigation, Photography, Hunting, Fighting Illini, Dirt Late Model Racing, Live Edge Furniture, Vegetable Produce, Graphics, Graphic Design, Hoop Houses, Cellulose Conversion to Fuel
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Recent posts by Monte Hines

APR 22, 2013
Earth Day 2013 - "Alabama-Pass It On Down" - YouTube
http://tinyurl.com/d8alcey

With Regards and Respect To All,
6 years ago
http://tinyurl.com/c9as6ug
APR 19, 2013
Midwest Rainfall & Flooding 2013 - Assessing Nitrogen Losses after Heavy Rains - Topsoil Erosion - COPPER'S CREEK FLOODING 2013

Ongoing...
How many years will our soils last?
Need to change to Regenerative Agriculture...
Comments, Opinions, Ideas, .............
6 years ago
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US MIDWEST RAINS 4/18/2013 - SERIOUS RAINFALL! - WHICH WILL CAUSE SERIOUS FARM EROSION ON UNVEGETATED SLOPING FIELDS, RUNOFF OF CHEMICALS, AND FLOODING!!!

How long do you think we can afford?

$8 CORN
HIGH SOYBEAN PRICES,
BIG AG - HIGH COST INPUTS
FUEL, SEED, CHEMICALS, & FERTILIZER
KILLING & LOSS OF OUR FERTILE SOILS
(FARMERS BEST CAPITAL ASSET)

Before we move to a "soil regenerative agriculture"?

I hope not very long...

Ideas, thoughts, ...

With respect and regards to all,
6 years ago

http://tinyurl.com/c3op627

The letter written by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from a Birmingham jail was dated fifty years ago today. Watch Melissa's Footnote from Sunday's "MHP" to learn why it is a letter that changed the world: http://j.mp/17zRyv4

Read the letter itself here, courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania's African Studies Center: http://j.mp/YrxxjB
6 years ago
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HOLISTIC WAY OF MEASURING! - New Study Shows Multi-Trillion Dollar Natural Capital Risk Underlying Urgency of Green Economy Transition - UNEP

FRIENDS - THIS IS BIG!!!
STUDIES AND WAYS TO MEASURE TRUE COSTS!
THIS CAN HELP US TO MOVE MORE QUICKLY TO A HUMAN EXISTENCE AND PLANET SAVING STRATEGY!!!
6 years ago
http://tinyurl.com/clenjyl

The Fossil Fuel Resistance | Politics News | Rolling Stone
As the world burns, a new movement to reverse climate change is emerging - fiercely, loudly and right next door

PLEASE! READ THIS IMPORTANT ARTICLE
AND SPREAD IT TO YOUR FRIENDS

"Here's the good news:

We'll at least be able to say we fought" BILL MCKIBBEN

"What other choice do we have?" MONTE HINES

115 comments already on article!

I LIKED THIS ONE ON BOTH A LIGHTER AND SERIOUS NOTE! by pmagn

I would like to see a campaign started to get Michelle Obama to withhold sex from the president until he starts to move climate action to a war footing. Do you think that this can fly?

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Join Future Farming Discussion On Linked in
http://tinyurl.com/c423xag
6 years ago
Video of interesting discussion about Dr. King's Letter - Sociologist Jonathan Rieder Interviewed by Tavis Smiley

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The noted scholar explains the motivation for his latest text on Dr. King's "Letter From Birmingham Jail" and the struggle that changed a nation.

Jonathan Rieder is the author of the just published Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation. He is a sociologist at Barnard College, Columbia University.

With Regards and Respect To All
6 years ago
Additional PR - Propaganda

http://www.youtube.com/user/DuPont/videos




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmC00MBU89E

Published on Mar 4, 2013
Visit http://www.DuPont.com/FutureChina to learn more about collaborative science-based solutions between DuPont and China.

Finding available resources is a difficult challenge for agriculture in China. In Chapter 1 of Food Is Heaven, DuPont partners with local villages to demonstrate seeding and advanced agriculture technologies to improve crop yields.
The Living Land Wes Jackson, John Jeavons Portion
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The Living Land
"Over many years, our methods of growing food have become ever more mechanized and more complex. At the same time, we’ve lost millions of acres of good soil to pollution, erosion, and an ever growing population. There is now an increasing awareness of the need to change our perceptions about how we grow our food and how we treat the land. This program features four individuals on the frontier of this effort. JOHN JEAVONS Founder of Ecology Action and internationally known for his work developing small-scale sustainable food production techniques. WES JACKSON Born and raised on the Great Plains, he holds degrees in both botany and genetics. For than 25 years, his Land Institute has been working on a revolutionary concept known as Natural Systems Agriculture to develop perennial grain varieties."

Full Movie --> http://tinyurl.com/cbf9cj9

Knowledge applicable to "Changes to Make Future Farming Better"

With Regards and Respect To All,