Chris Vick has been a student, a worker, a teacher and a farm director, all at the same university. For Vick, Southern Illinois University, more precisely the SIU University Farms, isn’t just work, but also home and family.
“This is different every day. It’s always challenging and it’s very interesting. You’ve got to really be the type of individual that likes to find answers. This career path is never going to be boring.”
The welcome mat that his fellow faculty rolled out for him is the same one that Riley Hintzsche has ready for his students in the Streator High School ag program.
POET Bioprocessing has found a way to take a maligned greenhouse gas and recycle it into a usable product.
Homeowners who are getting ready to get their lawns in top condition for spring and summer might be in for some sticker shock. Some of the same price increases that have impacted farm fertilizer have started to affect the lawn care sector, too.
If you plan to go shopping for a new flex-fuel vehicle, your choices may be limited. Very limited, in fact, to a single automaker.
If you’re going to invite Darrell and Laurie Stitzel to a backyard barbecue, fire up that grill. But Laurie will be bringing the potato salad.
The clock is ticking for the Biden administration and the Environmental Protection Agency to give the green light to year-round E15 sales as fuel terminal operators start to make decisions on summer fuel deliveries to gas stations and convenience stores.
Renovating and remodeling isn’t just for houses. Pork producers across the United States, facing rising costs of everything from building materials to energy, are turning to remodeling pig barns. And one of the first upgrades is changing and improving how barns are ventilated.
For most brides, their dream wedding includes decorating the space where they will say their vows, putting their own stamp on the venue with flowers and decorations in their wedding colors.
No matter what part of Illinois agriculture you mention, Wendell Shauman has been there and done that.
His journey started on a farm in rural western Illinois. Seven decades later, he has traveled to various foreign countries, has been in the room at some of the most momentous times in agriculture and has seen some of the best and most difficult years in U.S. agriculture.
Check your chicks and house your hens. That’s the advice from Dr. Mark Ernst, Illinois state veterinarian with the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
For Lee County farmer Aaron Book, coaching a local high school basketball team was a natural next step.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine was and is the major story around the globe. For farmers and grain markets, the Feb. 24 invasion adds uncertainty and volatility to global grain markets already roiled by weather issues and worries over fertilizer prices and supplies.