HILLSBORO, Ill. – The Oak Pests and Diseases Workshop will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Montgomery County Extension office, #1 Industrial Park Drive, Hillsboro. University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Andrew Holsinger will discuss common oak species, current pests, and diseases.
BEDFORD, Ind. – The 4-H Junior Leaders Safe Night Trick or Treat will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Oct. 29 at the Lawrence County 4-H Fairgrounds. 11261 E. US Hwy 50, Bedford. The event is sponsored by the Lawrence County Fair Board.
ROSEVILLE, Ill. — Seed selection, corn earworm and fertilizer are among the issues facing Illinois hemp farmers.
GLADSTONE, Mo. — Gene editing provides the potential to solve challenges the society is facing in human health, food production and agriculture.
MADISON, Wis. — Thousands of visitors from the United States and nearly 100 countries from around the world traveled to the World Dairy Expo during the first week of October.
POTOMAC, Ill. — Even when most of the soybeans in his area were just starting to be harvested, Randy Niver, DEKALB Asgrow technical agronomist in east-central Illinois, began talking 2020.
HAUBSTADT, Ind. — A very late planting season in parts of Indiana has put the brakes on the crop and could mean a delayed harvest season.
Antique handmade game boards are popular as decorations in homes filled with folk art. Most are for chess or checkers, and the square boards look important in a group on the wall. But there also are game boards that are other shapes.
Now that autumn is officially upon us, there are countless opportunities to celebrate the season with meals and snacks full of unique flavors.
Are you ready to change the way you clean up your perennial garden in the fall? Kelly Allsup, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, said changing just a few garden habits can make a huge difference to butterflies, moths, bees and other beneficial insects that overwinter in the Illinois landscape.
September — the time of the year that usually brings the first hints of fall. While the days were still hot, and the majority of harvest delayed, farmers received three pieces of good news.
We learn so much more about each other and our great country when we sit down and have candid conversations. One of the best parts of my job is traveling to farm country and meeting with each of you to hear your stories and then bringing those stories back to Washington to share with our lawmakers and leaders.
The internal memo only confirmed what unofficial Washington had been saying for more than a year and what official Washington had been downplaying for even longer: The White House plan to move two U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies to Kansas City will severely cripple USDA data collection, handcuff policymakers who depend on the data and analysis and gut both agencies for years to come.
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.
SNAP-Education Educator Kaitlyn Streitmatter worked with Beverly Manor Junior High in Washington, Illinois, to research and apply ways to reduce school food waste and increase the amount of healthy foods students eat.
FRANKLIN GROVE, Ill. – University of Illinois Extension and Franklin Creek Conservation Association are teaming up for Family Fun Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct 12 at the Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Road, Franklin Grove.
University of Illinois Extension in Lee County has announced two new 4-H clubs.
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.
Looking for a way to give back to the community? What better way than by empowering others to take control of their finances. If you’re comfortable managing money and would like to help others take steps forward in their lives, University of Illinois Extension’s Money Mentor program may be t…
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…