BURBONNAIS, Ill. – Are you a teacher thinking about having a classroom worm bin? Learn about vermiculture at 4 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Kankakee County Extension office, 1650 Commerce Drive, Bourbonnais. Vermiculture can utilize school cafeteria waste and provide a variety of classroom-appropriate experiments while maintaining the bin in the classroom.
DUBOIS, Ind. – The program Invasive Species Management for Forest Landowners will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Sept. 5, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agriculture Center, 11371 E. Purdue Farm Road, Dubois. Learn how to control out-of-control invasive vegetation on your forest property. This event includes one weeknight session and a Saturday field session.
MINNEAPOLIS — Higher-than-expected corn production projections “shocked” the market and farmers when it was released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
PONTIAC, Ill. — There was plenty of skepticism to go around after the Illinois yield forecasts were released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
WASHINGTON — Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
MONMOUTH, Ill. — To anyone who may be thinking of writing off the 2019 Illinois soybean crop, Lance Tarochione has a message.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Instead of 2019 being the year that wasn’t for soybeans in Indiana, it still could be the year that is, given a little extra care.
If you ate overall fewer calories, you may have lost a few pounds, and sometimes that can have a big beneficial effect on cholesterol. It also may be the case that you ate more fiber from vegetables, nuts and fruits, which in itself can help reduce cholesterol.
A quick look online for a collectible old fan will show electric fans made since the late 1800s. But some collectors want even older fans, the handheld folding fans that were being made by the 1700s.
The ketosis diet favors very large amounts of fat — 60% to 80% of calories, with 15% to 20% of calories from protein and 5% or less from carbohydrates.
Ag Twitter had a big sandbox to play in after the U.S. Department of Agriculture clobbered the agricultural futures markets Aug. 12 with its number-filled Crop Report and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, or WASDE.
Just a head’s up: If you apply for a position as an anchor/reporter for Brownfield Ag News, do not include in your cover letter a paragraph about how you want to agvocate for farmers or farm families or corn growers, cattlemen or asparagus producers. I’m not looking for Willie Nelson or Neil Young. This isn’t Farm Aid. I’m looking for a reporter.
Describing the performance of stocks, bonds and commodities the past five sessions as a week of, “frog walkers’ would be fitting, suitable and appropriate. In my column from July entitled “Frog Walker Time” I wrote: “One of my all-time favorite songs is a saddle song entitled, ‘The Strawberry Roan’ composed by Curley Fletcher, an American composer of cowboy songs and cowboy poetry. The classic cowboy song, ‘The Strawberry Roan’ was written in 1915. Curley passed away in 1954.”
The difference between a fruit and a vegetable is in their culinary use. The confusion between the two terms exists because “fruit” also refers to the mature ovary of a plant, consisting of the seeds and their covering. By this definition alone, vegetable crops such as sweet corn, snap beans, okra, peppers, and tomatoes qualify as a fruit.
CARTERVILLE, Ill. — Native plants are an important part of our ecosystem. They house and feed our native wildlife and provide unique beauty to any landscape. Extension horticulture educator Austin Little and environmental and energy stewardship educator Erin Medvecz will provide a free program about native plants and how to incorporate them into landscaping.
MACKINAW, Ill. – Mackinaw Valley Vineyard will give you and your family a stompin’ good time at the Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival.
The fall series of the University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening Program gets underway with a live webinar titled “Fall Gardening” at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17.
To achieve optimal crop yields, most growers use chemicals because of the instantaneous effect they provide in combating pests – insects, pathogens and weeds.
HILLSBORO, Ill. – Timing is important when it comes to treatment of caterpillar pests in trees. The earlier you find these insects, the easier it is to control them. Summer is a nice time to take a cruise in the car and you may notice some webs in the roadside trees.
CHICAGO – Kaitlyn Streitmatter and Kayla Swaar, University of Illinois Extension SNAP-Education educators from Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit and Logan-Menard-Sangamon Unit, respectively, presented at the 2019 National Child Nutrition Conference in Chicago.
DECATUR, Ill. – Discover and celebrate the power of pollinators and the monarch butterfly as they migrate across central Illinois in September at the fifth-annual Monarch Madness co-sponsored by the Macon County Master Gardeners and Rock Springs Nature Center.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Illinois Rural Health Association will host its 30th annual Educational Conference Aug. 7-8 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. The theme of this year’s conference is “30 Years of Improving Rural Health.”
School gardens offer so much more than beautifying school grounds. Imagine being able to dig in the soil to explore its make-up instead of looking at pictures, observe firsthand the act of pollination and the life cycle of plants from seed to seeds, or be inspired by the garden while writing an essay or painting a picture.