CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Expect the unexpected when looking over this year’s University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences’ variety testing trials.
WASHINGTON — Giving speeches and being interviewed by reporters can be challenging for many farmers, but it’s an important skill to have.
WASHINGTON — The American Farm Bureau Federation recognized 15 farm leaders, including Margaret Gladden from HendricksCounty, as graduates of the Women’s Communications Boot Camp.
TOWANDA, Ill. — Farmland represents over 81% of farm sector assets and values stayed relatively static through the first half of 2019.
FORT ATKINSON, Wis. — Excessive rainfall had a huge impact on the hay crop and corn silage this year.
With the holidays approaching, many people are concerned about trying to stay healthy while also enjoying all the delicious foods and traditions associated with the many celebrations that are or will be soon occurring.
Postcards are among the most popular and inexpensive collectibles today, perhaps because they are easy to find. But they require time and searching to create a special collection.
Measles remains a serious disease in many parts of the world, with 90,000 deaths reported in 2016. Even in industrialized nations, there have been outbreaks involving tens of thousands of people infected.
As the farm’s leader and CEO, you know there are many business decisions you must make for your operation each day. From big to small, the buck stops here, with you.
Abnormally wet soils in many areas during our late harvest combined to create soil compaction issues in many fields. Often the result of several reasons linked mostly to wheel traffic and larger, heavier equipment, compaction is on the increase.
Even ignoring the impact of the current trade dispute with China, we are now in the seventh year of generally declining crop prices. In addition, significant trade adjustment payments and general farm program payments are not enough to stanch the flow of red ink across the financial records of most farm operations today.
Each year, one American farmer feeds 155 people. In recognition of their hard work, the Bureau County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee and the Young Leader Committee donated enough food to feed 155 people.
As with any appliance that works with high heat, regular maintenance of both the appliance and chimney is necessary for proper operation and to make sure there are no potential fire hazards.
The process of molting laying hens is done in order to extend the productive life of your laying hen flock. Molting is a natural physiological process of all birds and it occurs throughout the life of your flock.
Even though it is getting cold outside and snow may soon be covering our gardens, we can still exercise our little ones’ (and own!) green thumbs. Bring the garden inside this winter with fun activities and experiments! Winter is the perfect time for kids to learn basic plant concepts.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The Black Hawk College Soil Judging Team won first place at the American Society of Agronomy 2019 Region 3 Collegiate Soils Contest in Stevens Point. BHC team members competed against students from Eastern Oklahoma State College and Vincennes University.
Several weeks ago, I had a conversation with a farmer about turning organic waste materials into value-added products, and we landed upon the topic of anaerobic digestion.
How often do you think or talk about your local watershed? For most, it is probably not a standard topic of conversation. The reality is, we all live, work and play in watersheds, and our actions can impact water quality locally and downstream.
ELIZABETH, Ill. — Join the Jo Daviess County Master Gardeners on Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jo Daviess County Extension office, 204 Vine St., Elizabeth, for a program on how to make herb bundles. The cost of this program is $10 per person. All of the materials needed will be provided.
URBANA, Ill. – Each year, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine opens its doors to the public for an in-depth experience in the world of veterinary medicine. This free event, put on by roughly 400 veterinary students, is perfect for all ages.
DECATUR, Ill. — Horticulture has been a recurring theme in Maria Christian’s life. Christian has always had a love of vegetables and flowers, and this year celebrates her 30th anniversary as a Macon County Master Gardener.