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  • How well can you sing national anthem?
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 5:00 PM
    The annual National Anthem Singing Contest, hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, is open for entry. Those 18 years of age or younger and related to a NCBA, American National CattleWomen or Cattlemen’s Beef Board member are eligible to enter. 
  • Beef industry scholarships offered
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 3:00 PM
    The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is accepting applications for 2016-2017 beef industry scholarships sponsored by the CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. 
  • Valuable pocket tool for cattle producers available
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 1:00 PM
    A pocket-sized recordkeeping tool that has been used by cattle producers for more than 30 years to enhance profitability will be available for the 2016 year — at a reduced rate for a limited time. 
  • Antibiotics symposium features industry leaders
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:00 AM
    The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will host its annual antibiotic symposium Nov. 3-5 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown in Atlanta. This year’s conference is titled “Antibiotic Stewardship: From Metrics to Management” and will be a forum bringing together leading researchers, government officials, retailers and industry professionals in animal and human health. 
  • AGCO offers new corn headers
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 9:00 AM
    AGCO Corp. challenges farmers to take command of their harvest with all-new 3300 Command Series corn heads. The 3300 allows farmers to get the most from their AGCO combines while delivering more capacity, harvesting more acres in a day and doing it at faster harvesting rates. 
  • Fall soybean sample collection to promote value
    We experienced a tough growing season in our area in 2015, which was the case for many farmers throughout Illinois. I had several acres that were lost to flooding. 
  • Asgrow, DeKalb products drive performance
    SPONSORED: Farmers depend on advancements in seed technology to help drive higher yield and profitability. 
  • Thinking differently about farm animals
    When Jim and I moved to Missouri more than a decade ago, we visited several churches until we found the one best suited to our spiritual needs. It was a balmy spring morning when we attended a church in one of the small towns near our home. 
  • What's new in seed technology?
    SPONSORED: This season, farmers had the opportunity to plant new Asgrow soybean and DeKalb corn products offering great new genetics and high-yield potential. 
  • Indiana Farm Bureau must look to next 25 years
    Since announcing my candidacy for Indiana Farm Bureau president almost exactly two months ago, I have traveled around the state and spoken with people interested in the advancement of ag. 
  • Meet alpacas up close
    “This one will bite you a little, but it won’t hurt,” a farmer said as I stood in a field with nothing separating me from a herd of alpacas and hesitantly held out the treat in my hand. And bite me she did. But, of course, he was right — it didn’t hurt. 
  • Visit offers reassuring look at pig farming
    I recently had the pleasure to go interview the Keller family at their hog farm in Jasper County. The farm is a breed-to-wean operation, and I talked to Bob, Jason, Anna and Art about what it takes to stay successful in the pig business for six decades and to bring two separate generations — Bob and Jason — back to the farm. 
  • Urban farming can offer more than local food
    I recently traveled to an urban farm in Indianapolis, where I expected to find a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. 
  • Hemp returns to Indiana
    This week I had the chance to do something that basically no one in Indiana has done since the 1940s — I got to explore a field of hemp. 
  • U of I staff challenges end Corn & Soybean Classic
    For the past 18 years, the University of Illinois Extension has hosted the Corn and Soybean Classic and various locations throughout the state the second and third week of January. 

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