MONTICELLO, Ill. – A Wind Energy Community Forum and Q&A will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Livingston Center, 224 E. Livingston St., Monticello, Speakers will be Stanley Jay Solomon, Extension educator in environmental and energy stewardship, and Dr. David G. Loomis, professor of economics and executive director of Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies at Illinois State University.
CROWN POINT, Ind. – The program Fall Preparation for a Great Spring Garden will be from 1 to 3 p.m. CDT Oct. 3 at the Lake County Extension office, 2291 N. Main St., Crown Point. Lynn Barbee will cover all the things you need to do in the fall that will lead to a great spring garden.
LENA, Ill. — A home brewing beer kit purchased in 2009 has developed into artisan craft micro-brewery operated by Nate and Penny Peterson.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Diarrhea is the most common reason for death loss of beef and dairy calves.
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Real-time ultrasound to measure body composition in live animals can help cattlemen select the best animals for their herd.
SHERMAN, Ill. — Despite nearly a season-long struggle with weather and growing conditions, soybeans throughout Illinois have managed to hold on — and even look good doing it.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana farmers have done everything they can for their corn crop. Now, it’s up to the sun and Mother Nature.
I’ve prepared lunches for my family for several years, and one thing I know for sure, you’ve got to have a plan!
A myth among tomato lovers is that home-grown tomatoes taste best. Not true! The best varieties of tomatoes are what taste best, whether they’re grown on a farm or in a backyard.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is typically sold as an oil and has been receiving press as a potential treatment for a wide variety of medical issues. Many or most of these claims have no data to support them.
You know you’re deep in the rabbit hole when bad news — say, a government report that shows steep cuts in anticipated 2019 crop yields — is good news because it will hopefully boost prices.
We received good news in recent days that the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have officially repealed the Obama administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule under the Clean Water Act.
Farmers are 100% supportive of ensuring clean water, including through appropriate regulation, but the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule had no resemblance to responsible oversight. Instead, it was an overreach of massive proportions.
GALENA, Ill. – The University of Illinois Extension will host a mini nature camp from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 at Horseshoe Mound Preserve, 1679 N. Blackjack Road, Galena.
CAMPTON HILLS, Ill. – Schools will be organizing field trips to Student Harvest Days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at Garfield Farm & Inn Museum.
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Nicole Flowers-Kimmerle of East Peoria has joined University of Illinois Extension as the new horticulture educator in the Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit. Her new role will include a wide range of horticulture programs, educational resources, and overseeing the unit Master Gardener and Ma…
ROCKVILLE, Ind. – A grassland management workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT Oct. 5 at Miller Woods, 3505 E 500 S, Rockville.
KANKAKEE, Ill. –State Forrester Chris Evans will conduct a morning discussion on tree selection and maintenance and then lead an afternoon walk identifying trees.
STERLING, Ill. – The free precision agriculture program Drones in Agriculture will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Jordan Township Building in Sterling. Current and future uses of drones in agriculture will be discussed, and a field demonstration will include the Agras MG-1S RTK octocopter.
ELIZABETH, Ill. –Learn about growing garlic from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Jo Daviess County Extension office, 204 Vine St., Elizabeth.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The program Apple a Day will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Kankakee County Extension office, 1650 Commerce Drive, Bourbonnais.
ELIZABETH, Ill. – The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association will sponsor two chain-saw safety courses: beginners on Sept. 24, and advanced on Sept. 25, both from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Jim Breed farm, 3446 Long Hollow Road, near Elizabeth.