LEXINGTON, Ill. — Saturated buffers let nature be nature by trapping and treating water from field tiles to minimize the amount of agricultural nutrients entering creeks.
LEXINGTON, Ill. — Travelers crossing Mackinaw River bridges along I-55 in McLean County or I-74 in Woodford County probably are unaware of the gem below.
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — Cows are large, powerful animals that can become aggressive if they feel threatened. That’s a key reason why safety is critical to dairy cow farmers.
EWING, Ill. — George McKibben’s legacy will be honored at this year’s Ewing Field Day with his “zero-till” planter taking center stage and a review of 50 years of continuous no-till production on the plot.
HANOVER, Ill. — Illinois cattlemen spent a day during their Summer Conference touring three northern Illinois cattle operations that included a cow-calf operation, a dairy farm with robotic milkers and a monoslope feedlot facility.
Have you tried something new with your kids lately? There’s still time this summer to plan an activity or adventure.
Aspirin is beneficial for reducing future heart risks in people with established heart disease, but it increases the risk of bleeding events. Some of these are minor, but a few are potentially life-threatening.
What a week, and it hasn’t ended yet. Today, “Pepper the Pup” and I sat on the couch as a whole lot of activity went on around us.
Farmers and ranchers can’t afford to hang on to equipment and practices that aren’t working. We economize and fix our trucks and tractors until we must replace them. We adopt new technology and farming techniques that make our businesses more efficient and environmentally friendly.
When we talk to agricultural economists and members of Congress about what expectations they have for agricultural policy, they usually express a preference for policy instruments that do not interfere with market signals. And, on the face of it, that sounds like a reasonable goal.
Once, when walking across the Charles Bridge in Prague, a friend asked if I knew the story behind the stunning, 14th century marvel under our feet. No, I replied, mostly because my education did not require much European history.
OREGON, Ill. − If you are not familiar with the 4-H program or have not been exposed to it for a while, we are happy to report that 4-H is recognized as the nation’s largest youth development organization.
SAVOY, Ill. – The 61st annual Agronomy Day will be Aug. 16 at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center South First Street Facility.
On average, entering the month of July our weather becomes very hot and humid with little rain. However, over the past couple of weeks, we have been getting hot, sunny days followed by rain and thunderstorms.
ROCKTON, Ill. – Area youth from Winnebago County will present a 4-H Fashion Revue Friday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at Old Stone Church in Rockton.
The success of the modern swine industry can be traced to years of selection for important traits within the major U.S. breeds that include Duroc, Landrace, Yorkshire, Hampshire and Berkshire.
ALEDO, Ill. – Benefiting youth livestock exhibitors since its inception in 1993, the Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In addition to other special activities, the highlight of this year’s auction will be a special guest, Max Armstrong.
It’s that time of year when customers start asking with anticipation when peaches and sweet corn from southern Illinois will be available in local markets. Normally the target date for both is the Fourth of July.
Seven Bureau County students received financial assistance from the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation to help cover costs associated with continuing their education.
The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program was created in 1988 by Congress to address the need for greater investment in sustainable agriculture.
Anna Mattern of Magnolia and Ethan Kunkel of Wyanet were each recently awarded a $2,500 Extension to ACES Scholarship.