Stories about 4-H
The month of January saw Illinois FFA’s major state officers get right back into the swing of things. January kicked off with the officers spending a week at the Illinois FFA Center in Springfield.
Three superior members of the Illinois Agri-Women were honored with awards during the group’s annual meeting.
When a storm comes rolling through or tragedy strikes, farmers and ranchers are always willing to pitch in to help our family, friends or community. It’s how we are wired.
One of the best jobs I ever had was at Scott County Nursing Center when I was a senior at Winchester High School. Through the co-op class, I went to school the first half of the day and worked in the office at the nursing center the second half.
One of my annual routines to kick off a new year is to replace our big family calendar that is posted in our mudroom and begin filling it out.
AgriNews and Beck’s are proud to announce the 2024 Indiana Farm Family of the Year — the Muegge family of M5 Family Farms in Hancock County.
The Illinois FFA major state officers and hundreds of Illinois Farm Bureau members from across the state met at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago on Dec. 1 to celebrate the state’s agricultural accomplishments over the past year.
As a breed, miniature Hereford beef cattle have a lot going for them. They are compact, efficient, docile, easy to handle and mature quickly. They eat considerably less than their full-size counterparts and produce very tasty meat. But they also are really cute.
Wool season is here in northern Illinois. Those wool socks, wool blankets, sweaters, gloves and mittens are so comfortable. Wool is a remarkable natural fiber. The website www.americanwool.org has a lot of resources to help with wool promotion.
Indiana Farm Bureau honored its Young Farmers & Ag Professionals at the INFB State Convention in Fort Wayne. The event’s theme was “Grow: Planting Seeds for Our Future.”
The Livestock Production and Principles for Beginners Webinar Series returns in 2024. This monthly series addresses the needs of those who are getting started, exploring the concept of or even assists those currently raising livestock.
The Illinois agriculture industry would not be where it is today without the hard work, time and efforts put forth by passionate leaders. In appreciation of these leaders’ efforts, the Illinois Soybean Association created its annual Achievement Awards.
Growing up in a diversified agricultural environment enabled me to “bloom where I was planted” while pursuing a career in agriculture to inspire the next generation of leaders.
The Illinois Corn Growers Association thanked Rich Clemmons for over four decades of work representing agriculture in Illinois policy. Clemmons announced his retirement after supporting ICGA as a lobbyist since 2008.
The next generation of agricultural leaders are invited to attend the NCBA Trade Show at CattleCon24 for free on Feb. 2.