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Keep an eye on the sky

Keep an eye on the sky

Growing up on a farm, I used to love watching thunderstorms coming in, the flash of the lightning, and the rush of wind and rain. Meteorolog…
You are doing what with milk?

You are doing what with milk?

I noted several vehicles slowing as they passed the field, curious about what was happening in the Grundy County cornfield. In the field, a …
A burning question

A burning question

Most people enjoy seeing prairie restorations take place. After establishment, viewing a lush prairie with grasses and wildflowers is soothi…
Beware of buffalo gnats

Beware of buffalo gnats

I was talking with a person who called in yesterday to ask a question about her chickens. As we were discussing her situation, she brought u…
Vegetable gardening underway

Vegetable gardening underway

Throughout the state, vegetable gardening has begun in a variety of ways. Vegetable gardening starts out first in southern Illinois and does…
Ag in the Classroom lessons in the bag

Ag in the Classroom lessons in the bag

HENRY, Ill. – University of Illinois Extension Marshall-Putnam Agriculture in the Classroom Program and the Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau coll…
Worm composting a DIY spring project

Worm composting a DIY spring project

DECATUR, Ill. — DIY projects are a great way to welcome spring. Have you ever considered worm composting or vermicomposting? One pound of wo…