Beck’s is pleased to announce an expansion at their El Paso, Ill. facility. In an effort to consolidate locations in central Illinois, Beck’s sold their Downs, Ill. facility to Horsch and is relocating their Practical Farm Research (PFR)® site to El Paso.
Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is pleased to announce an on-going expansion project for their processing and distribution facility in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The expansion will begin with a new warehouse and dock space that is projected to be complete in November 2018. Future plans also include a new structure for bulk storage and installation of a new color sorter technology.
Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is excited to partner with Harvest International, Precision Planting, and Schlipf Precision Ag to develop a multi-row width, multi-hybrid concept planter. Developed for Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program, the revolutionary concept planter will help the agriculture industry gain a better understanding of the optimum row spacing, seeding rate, and hybrid combination per acre.
June 16, 2016
Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is excited to announce the country music trio, The Henningsens, have released their first full-length album titled, “World’s on Fire.” Included on the album is “Why I Farm,” a song that honors the hardworking American farmer.
“We have enjoyed teaming up with The Henningsens over the last year to honor farmers through the Why I Farm Movement,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. "Since the creation of the Why I Farm Movement in 2013, we have been able to honor farmers by bringing their stories to life through video. With their award-winning songwriting talents, The Henningsens have truly captured the essence of the American farmer through their lyrics.”
The Henningsens, a family band from central Illinois, released their debut album including the song "Why I Farm" to honor the American farmer.
Reaching more than 3.8 million people, the Why I Farm Movement has gained supporters from across the globe. As a seventh generation farm family, The Henningsens felt passionate about joining the movement to honor their fellow farmers. The band, consisting of Brian Henningsen (bass, guitar and vocals), his son Aaron (guitar and vocals), and daughter Clara (lead vocals and guitar), wrote “Why I Farm” as an anthem for farmers and a testimony to people outside the farming community.
In addition to “Why I Farm,” this highly anticipated album from The Henningsens features 13 songs including "Like a Girl," "Sugar Rush," "Jesus or a Bullet" and the title track, “World’s on Fire”. The Henningsens performed these songs to a sold-out audience at their album release party during CMA Week last week in Nashville, Tenn.
The Henningsens performed the song "Why I Farm" to a sold out audience at their album release party in Nashville, Tenn., on June 8, 2016.
"It's a real honor to be a part of the Why I Farm Movement,” said Brian Henningsen. “The Why I Farm song holds a special place in our hearts. We have been gratified by the way it has been received and are proud to have it on our album. God bless the American farmer!”
The album is available for download on iTunes, Amazon Prime, CDBaby.com, and Google Play. CDs can be ordered at TheHenningsens.com and purchased at live events. The album can be streamed on Spotify, eMusic, Rhapsody, and iHeartRadio.
Beck’s and The Henningsens have scheduled two concerts in 2016 to thank farmers and those involved in agriculture.
• Effingham County Fair | August 4, 2016 | 8:00 p.m. | Effingham County Fairgrounds Grandstand
• National FFA Convention | October 19, 2016 | TBD | Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
For detailed concert information, to learn more about the Why I Farm Movement, and to watch the official “Why I Farm” music video, visit www.WhyIFarm.com.
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About The Henningsens
A family band consisting of Clara Henningsen (lead vocals, guitar), Aaron Henningsen (guitar, vocals), and their father Brian Henningsen (bass, guitar, vocals), The Henningsens released their self-titled digital debut EP in 2013, showcasing a sound that is fresh, vibrant, and uniquely their own, with Clara’s expressive vocals center stage, together with gorgeous family harmonies and vivid, compelling songcraft, including their Top 15 debut hit, “American Beautiful,” and the catchy but poignant follow-up single, “I Miss You.”
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