CHICAGO — Weather continued to draw concerns from Federal Reserve Districts survey respondents across the Midwest.
JERSEYVILLE, Ill. — Liam Condon, the president of Bayer Crop Science Division, speaks six languages. In addition to English and the Gaelic of his native Ireland, Condon speaks German, French, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
JERSEYVILLE, Ill. — When Liam Condon talks, people listen. The president of Bayer’s Crop Science Division has done a lot of talking – and a lot of listening – in the 14 months since the Bayer purchase of Monsanto became final and official in June 2018.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The 2019 Illinois State Fair traditionally opens with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the main gate. This year was no different, as Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other state officials did the honors.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — If buildings could smile, this one was. During the two years it was closed during the Illinois State Fair, the Coliseum, far and away the main venue and the most visible one at the Springfield fairgrounds, always seemed a little embarrassed, a once-grand dame trying to cover her face during the very public times of the State Fair.
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.
On March 2, 2018, President Trump said, “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” On the same day in my weekly column entitled “Trump Tariffs” I quoted Robert Shiller, Nobel Prize winner in Economics in 2013. Mr. Shiller said, “I’d wonder if this isn’t just a first step, that Trump has in mind raising other tariffs.”
In 1951, the Christian Mission at Glasgow Christian Church in Glasgow, Illinois, sponsored the printing of a spiral-bound booklet featuring 1,001 helpful household hints.
The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the yellow roses along the primrose path are dazzling distractions from what, in a matter of days, has already been a long month for farmers and ranchers.
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.
MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture’s 2019 Agronomy Field Day will be held Aug. 8, at the Agricultural Field Laboratory. This year’s event will feature information on weed management in corn and soybeans.
BRYANT, Ill. — Sonja Wright, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell counties, created a sensory garden in her hometown of Bryant, Illinois. Through her professional career as a speech pathologist, Sonja understands the value of using all five senses as a means of skills recovery.
SPRING GROVE, Ill. — Richardson Adventure Farm’s annual corn maze will salute the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Richardson Adventure Farm, 909 English Prairie Road, Spring Grove, has been in the family since 1840, and opened the first corn maze in 2001. Over the years, it has become an annual destination for family fun, with a new 28-acre maze every year, plus more than 30 activities.
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.