Three superior members of the Illinois Agri-Women were honored with awards during the group’s annual meeting.
For 2024 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Natalie Evans, being onstage at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield wasn’t that much different from being in a livestock show ring.
For Sandy Hoke, county fair queen pageants aren’t just gowns and crowns. “You learn poise. You learn how to write a proper bio for yourself. You learn how to be interviewed. It opens you up for a whole new direction in your life,” she said.
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.
Alexxys Standish was crowned the 65th Indiana State Fair Queen — the first representative from Newton County to receive the honor.
The new farm bill can got kicked down the road last month with a one-year extension of the 2018 law, but Illinois Corn remains diligent in pushing for new legislation sooner rather than later.
The annual National Milk Producers Federation Cheese and Yogurt Contest recently wrapped up and it was a successful year for Prairie Farms Dairy.
The theme of the 2024 Indiana State Fair will be “The Art and Nature of Fun” presented by Newfields. The theme is a celebration of art and nature and will include immersive experiences.
Illinois high school football teams have entered the final weeks of playoffs, but one team already has a championship title.
Not only did Oct. 8 mark the final 85 days of 2023, but Prairie Farms Dairy announced that its 85th anniversary celebration will finish strong with a variety of special activities.
The month of August was very busy for this year’s Illinois Association FFA major state officers. The month kicked off with training from Andrew McCrea, a former national officer.
It’s hard to believe we are already at the end of August. We have finished sweet corn sales for 2023. This is a family project, and I believe almost all of us are OK that the time has come to wrap up.
For Eric Brammeier, who farms and owns a crop insurance business, August is about waiting for harvest — and harvest prices to be set.
Hoosier writers Beth Gormong and Susan Hayhurst are proud to present “Growing the Fruit of the Spirit: 100 Devotions for Farm Families.”
The upcoming implementation of California Proposition 12 on Jan. 1 and its ramifications is among the primary focuses of the Illinois Pork Producers Association.