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  • Free online course on certified financial planning
    A free, online financial planning course now is open for registration. The course provides an introduction to financial planning, including the benefits of a career in the field. 
  • Apply now for Illinois Ag Leadership Program
    The Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program is accepting applications for its next class. The program is a series of 14 seminars over two years that develop the skills, knowledge and character for individuals who will be agricultural leaders at the local, state, national and international levels. 
  • Automation cures ham brining process
    When it comes to ham, Carroll Wetterauer knows what he likes — and what he doesn’t. “I’ve never been one who likes a salty ham,” he said. 
  • New snow pushers from Worksaver
    The 36-Series Snow Pushers are now available from Worksaver Inc. for skid steers and tractors with loaders that use the “Universal” skid steer quick-attach system. 
  • BHC sophomore horse judges ranked No. 1 nationally
    The Black Hawk College sophomore horse judging team ended its 2015 season by becoming the AQHA Junior College World Champions for the eighth time in 10 years. 
  • To support agriculture — get involved
    I’ve interviewed countless farm organization leaders over the past decade with AgriNews and always have been impressed with their strong beliefs in that group’s mission. 
  • Ad defends ethanol industry
    A series of TV advertisements on the benefits of the Renewable Fuel Standard recently aired in Midwestern states, including Indiana. 
  • Audit encompasses birth-to-market production
    “Pictures or it didn’t happen?” Something like that, when it comes to the swine industry common industry audit, said Carrie Pollard of Bethany Animal Hospital in DeKalb. 
  • Let data drive decisions
    The Climate Corp. is building an infrastructure that will use huge amounts of data to assist farmers with management decisions. 
  • Buying locally helps farmers, economy
    What would happen if a town of 25,000 spent $20 a week on fresh food grown by local farmers for just two weeks? 
  • SIU to host deer camp for veterans
    Student veterans from throughout Southern Illinois will gather for the second annual Veteran Adventures Deer Camp Dec. 11-13 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center. 
  • Tis season to go out and help others
    The holiday season — Thanksgiving and Christmas — to me is a time to be around family and be grateful for all that I have. 
  • Historic renovations rise in Springfield
    Officials say they’re seeing an uptick in historic renovation projects in the Springfield area thanks to low interest rates, federal historic tax credits and more awareness of the significance of historic buildings. 
  • Soggy fields help spawn plant diseases
    Timely planting in April and May was followed by record-setting rains in June. This led to ponded water that remained for long periods of time in some areas. 
  • Xtend soybeans nearing market release
    SPONSORED: Farmers who battle glyphosate-resistant and other tough-to-control weeds will have an additional weed management tool in 2016 with the anticipated introduction of the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. 

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