In 2023, my first full year serving as executive vice president at the American Farm Bureau Federation, I enjoyed witnessing the complete cycle of the grassroots policy development process, from county Farm Bureau meetings to last year’s convention in Puerto Rico.
Stopping by Clavin Dairy Farm, chances are you’ll see three generations of the family milking cows. “I started milking when I was 7 years old and my girls probably started a little bit earlier,” said Leanne Casner.
When it comes to technology, I would not consider myself an early adopter. I prefer chatting with a cashier to using a self-checkout. I write lists with a pen and paper instead of an app on my phone.
One of the most rewarding aspects of my role is the chance to see how farmers are developing and implementing new innovative solutions as we work together to feed, fuel and clothe the world.
The Highland Community College Agriculture Department invites the public to the 2023 Agriculture Research Day.
With an aim to challenge the status quo, Precision Planting opened its Precision Technology Institute five years ago. The farm that focuses completely on research has since hosted visitors from across the globe.
The one certainty about the Ukrainian-Russian war is that there is little certainty. Even with Russia’s recent history of aggression, few predicted outright war.
After working eight- to 10-hour shifts at their full-time jobs, the Smolkovich brothers converged to do chores at their cattle operation Monday evening.
We are in full summertime mode with the activities going on around the farm. The sprayer is still running, applying the last of the herbicides on the soybeans.
Agronomics, conservation and technology were just a few of the topics covered by farmer panelists at the Illinois Soybean Association’s Soybean Summit.
Gripp Custom Farming was among numerous agriculture businesses featuring the latest technologies during the Greater Peoria Farm Show. Bill Winter, Gripp Custom Farming sales representative, said the firm has full ag retail locations in Sheffield and Wyanet.
The 60th annual Farm Science Review came to a close at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, after welcoming 114,589 visitors during the course of the three-day event and showcasing the latest in agricultural innovations.
We are now experiencing a serious drought to a level not reached since 2012. All the summer months, so far, have provided us with nothing more than a few tenths of moisture at a time and nothing at all lately.
Fred Below’s interest in plants was sparked at a young age by his grandfather and his curiosity grew exponentially when he looked at the University of Illinois’ agronomy course offerings.
Although he has not found tar spot in his cornfields yet, Steve Pitstick will spray a fungicide for prevention of the disease. “We’ve had tar spot since 2018,” said Pitstick who farms about 5,000 acres of corn and soybeans near Maple Park in northern Illinois.