Veterans and active-duty military are invited to the State Fair Dairy Bar for a free chocolate or vanilla milkshake. The event will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Transparency is among the priorities of the Illinois Pork Producers Association in its efforts to promote the consumers’ preference for “the other white meat.”
For years, Indiana farmers have donated pork to food banks and local feeding programs throughout their state. But when it comes to knowing how much exactly they have donated, that’s a tough number to figure out.
Over 636,700 visitors walked through the Illinois State Fair gates this year, beating the previous record of 508,900 in 2019. Weekend attendance during the fair saw an increase of nearly 95,000 people over 2021.
As the management of the Chicago Bears is getting ready to present plans for the former Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, a group of harness horse racing devotees is working to make sure the Illinois horse racing and horse breeding industry stays alive.
Though summer quickly came to an end, the Illinois FFA Major State Officer Team has continued to put its leadership abilities to the test. At the annual Illinois State Fair in Springfield, the state officers carried on the tradition of working the FFA Barnyard.
Promoting homegrown food provided the centerpiece at the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s tent at the state fair. During the opening weekend of the fair, free local food samples were provided at an artisan market.
From dry to wet to dry again, Indiana fields have seen a roller coaster of weather surprises this year. Kendell Culp, farmer and vice president of Indiana Farm Bureau, said he and many farmers remain optimistic about harvest, despite challenging growing conditions.
Rain has been falling as it was needed for most of the growing season without any severe events at the Mitchell farm until the beginning of August.
The 165th Indiana State Fair came to a close Aug. 21 after 18 days of fun and an increased number of fairgoers compared to last year. Visitors could taste delicious food, learn about agriculture and celebrate the state’s automotive excellence at the fair.
The bow has been tied on the 2022 Illinois State Fair. While it will be a few weeks before official audited attendance numbers will be available, there are several factors that point to a successful year.
Crop insurance protection, market access and nutrition programs were among the top priorities expressed in a farm bill listening session held during the Illinois State Fair’s Agriculture Day.
The road to Illinois FFA major state office is not a smooth path and the lucky few who are named state officers learn quickly that their term is not easy, either. However, it is among the most fulfilling journeys on which a teenager can embark.
As I write this column, I am looking out over our county fair. The Boone County Fair has been a family tradition since I was a child. The fair is special for a lot of families. I really enjoy seeing all the livestock shows and catching up with friends.
The centennial of the Du Quoin State Fair is being honored in many ways when the fair kicks off, and one of the ways is a slate of significant improvements to the historic Perry County venue that has hosted the fair and many other events, the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.