LA SALLE, Ill. – Learn how to preserve your own homemade pickles from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the University of Illinois Extension Education Center and Community Teaching Kitchen, 944 First St., La Salle. Register by Aug. 1 by calling 815-224-0889.
BEDFORD, Ind. – Forage Management Day will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 7 at the Feldun Purdue Agricultural Center, 1117 State Road 458, Bedford. Cost is $100. For more information, visit ag.purdue.edu/agry/dtc/Pages/Calendar.aspx.
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — Not one but as many as eight or nine varieties of Saturn peaches are the specialty at Mileur Orchards.
RANTOUL, Ill. — More than 100 classic tractors will roll across the countryside to celebrate the opening of the Half Century of Progress on Thursday, Aug. 22.
RANTOUL, Ill. — It’s mid-July. Kenny Kocher is getting ready to plant some corn in central Illinois, and he’s not worried about meeting crop insurance deadlines.
Black-eyed peas have had a tremendous influence on both my writing and culinary career. My first book for children was entitled “Picking Peas for a Penny.”
Stir up a no-cook meal for your family on a hot summer day. Just spin the globe until your finger lands on Spain and think gazpacho. The season’s freshest tomatoes, cukes, peppers and onions come together in this satisfying and zesty cold Spanish soup.
There are several infections one can get from drinking unprocessed water while camping. “Beaver fever” is a name for infection from the parasite Giardia lamblia, which is found in water where animals — especially beavers — are found.
As we enter mid-summer, many of our favorite foods are ripe and ready for harvest. There’s fresh corn, fruits and vegetables, peas and beans, and more — all ready to be picked and enjoyed now or preserved for later.
Call it what you will — coincidence, chance or just bad luck — but on the very day that President Donald Trump defended his administration’s almost indefensible record on the environment, the Washington, D. C., metro area was deluged by rainfall not seen since Noah.
Following up on our column, “2019 is one of those years,” we want to examine some of the financial issues facing farmers in a year with widespread flooding, fields that won’t dry out and prevented planting, all taking place in the midst of a trade war that has put downward pressure on the export price of U.S. commodities.
The work being done through University of Illinois Extension programs and partnerships in Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell counties is recognized for its positive impact at many levels through the University system.
PRINCETON, Ill. – The Bureau County Farm Bureau and U of I Extension will host the Bureau County Master Showmanship Contest on July 19 at 7:30 p.m. (or approximately ½ hour after the end of the swine show) in the Swine/Sheep Livestock Barn at the Bureau County Fairgrounds.
PRINCETON, Ill. – Youth ages 5 to 12 are invited to join University of Illinois Extension in a fun, educational Nature Detective Camp. The camp will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Bureau County Extension office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton.
URBANA, Ill. – Now that summer is finally here and our summer road trips have begun, we can fully enjoy the trees and natural landscapes. During my travels, I have been noticing more and more diseased or dead trees in Illinois. When I notice those trees, the concern that comes to mind is safety.
STERLING, Ill – Join Whiteside County master gardeners at Summer Paint Night from 6 to 8 p.m. July 11 from at KIDZ Turn in Sterling. KIDZ Turn is located at the intersection of Route 30 and Lawrence Road, next door to the University of Illinois Extension office.
PRINCETON, Ill. – Friends of 4-H & Extension who help to support outreach educational programs for the Extension Service and 4-H/Youth Development Programs in Bureau County is pleased to announce the winners of the cash raffle fundraiser.
Dedicated volunteers Dr. John Ehrhardt and Laurie Delgado were recognized at the June 18 University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, La Salle, Marshall, Putnam Multi-County Unit Council meeting.
You have probably heard of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy by now, but in case you have not, it addresses nutrient losses to waters in Illinois and downstream to the Gulf of Mexico from both point and non-point sources of pollution. In Illinois, we have goals to reduce nitrate-nitrogen losses by 15% and total phosphorus losses by 25% by the year 2025.
ROCKFORD, Ill.— Farmers and landowners are invited to join us on Tuesday, July 9, at the Machine Shed Restaurant in Rockford to learn more about cover crops during this challenging season. Local experts will share their research and experiences using different cover crop systems in northern Illinois.
Seven Bureau County students will receive financial assistance from the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation to help cover costs associated with continuing their education.