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  • Put your money where your mouth is
    Farmers markets aren’t just for summer any more. Thanks to greenhouses, high tunnels, storable crops and livestock, locally grown food is available all year — even in the winter.
  • Looking to future of women in ag
    Promotion of the agricultural industry is strong; more than 90 percent of respondents to the Gender Roles and Equality survey said they frequently advocate for the agricultural industry. Women felt that advocacy was one of the top three skills or characteristics they bring to the industry.
  • Preventing farm tractor rollover fatalities
    According to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration study conducted in 2011, a farmer has a seven times higher fatality rate than the fatality rate for all workers in private industry.
  • ‘Fungi-tastic’ year for Plant Clinic
    It’s been an interesting year at the University of Illinois Plant Clinic. With the excessively wet spring and mild summer temperatures, 2015 could be called the year of the fungi.
  • Small-town roots bind classmates
    Looking back at my life, I’m grateful that I grew up in a small rural community. A child of the ’60s and a teen in the late 1970s, the times seem so much simpler then than they do now.
  • Record 532 bushel-per-acre corn
    A new all-time high yield of just more than 532 bushels per acre, set by David Hula of Charles City, Va., was recorded in the National Corn Growers Association 2015 National Corn Yield Contest.
  • Apply for annual scholarship program
    The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The goal of this long-standing program is to invest in the future of the dairy industry by offering scholastic support to outstanding agriculture-focused students.
  • Red Angus Association invests in Top Dollar Angus
    The Red Angus Association of America acquired a major share in Top Dollar Angus Inc. Association President Kim Ford made the announcement at BrainTrust during the Red Angus activities held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show.
  • National Farm Machinery Show enters its fifth decade
    For 50 years, the agricultural industry has continued to evolve. Rural family farms marked the landscape before big business boomed. Americans, who once relied on subsistence farming, shifted to large-scale, industrialized, vertically integrated “agribusiness.”
  • Learn about machinery, markets and more
    Aside from browsing through literally thousands of products on display at the show, you are invited to attend free seminars and television program tapings that cover everything from how to improve your growing methods to the latest marketing trends in today’s industry.
  • Pomologists work to improve orchards
    Asking Brad Taylor to define pomology means walking through an apple orchard with him and his students.
  • Championship Tractor Pull roars in
    High-octane intensity explodes into Freedom Hall during the evenings of the National Farm Machinery Show as pulling trucks and tractors battle it out at the Championship Tractor Pull.
  • Ag execs look at industry’s future
    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers will host an agribusiness panel discussion at the National Farm Machinery Show.
  • More than 860 exhibitors to fill Kentucky Exposition Center
    For 50 years, the National Farm Machinery Show has offered the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment and services available in the farming industry.
  • Wisdom of radio’s Bob Collins recalled
    Morning radio listeners of WGN lost a popular entertainer 16 years ago when Bob Collins died in an airplane crash.

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