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Just of a bit of introduction of myself since this is my first blog for The Land Connection.
Kent Miles – Illinois Willows, a specialty cut flower grower located in western Champaign County. My professional background has always been in some form of Floriculture: floral designer, shop owner, fresh cut salesman (wholesale floral house) and cut flower grower. Growing up in a small town, I never imagined living in the country. In my youth, country folks were farmers and my high school classmates were all in the FFA. With my life now, I’m a country farmer growing flowers surrounded by corn and soybeans. I enjoy raising poultry as a hobby.
Back in 1999, I bought 5 acres of a cornfield and that was the start of the farm. I kind of had a few ideas of how I wanted to lay out the farm. Windbreaks went in the first Spring with evergreen trees from the conservation department. Over the years beds have been added for cut flower production.