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.
The La Porte community, including more than 20 businesses and nonprofit organizations, worked together to provide local 4-H-raised protein to 29 food pantries and soup kitchens.
The 2023 Indiana State Fair Supreme Drive, hosted by Indiana Farm Bureau, was held at the Indiana State Fair. The Supreme Drive specifically highlighted female breeding animals such as gilts, ewes, heifers and cows.
Sixty young livestock exhibitors vied for the title of “Grand Champion Overall Master Showman” during the 2023 Illinois State Fair Master Showmanship Contest.
Chances are anyone who has attended a swine show at the Illinois State Fair and other Midwest shows in the last five decades has seen a Miller family member showing their entries.
The 166th Indiana State Fair ended after 18 days of fun, food, education and entertainment. Highlights included the new Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion, the Illuminate Lantern Display, basketball-themed exhibits and more.
A visit to an Illinois Department of Natural Resources exhibit at the Illinois State Fair not only educates but also stirs fish stories. The IDNR fisheries exhibit in Conservation World includes a see-through aquarium featuring sport fish from Illinois’ rivers and lakes.
To commemorate the company’s long-term commitment to the state of Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a proclamation naming 2023 as the 85th anniversary of Prairie Farms Dairy.
The road to Illinois FFA Major State Office is not a smooth path and the officers learn quickly that their term is very busy; however, it is among the most fulfilling journeys on which a teenager can embark.
We are finishing our last fungicide and herbicide applications. We have had a few weeds push through our early herbicide application, so we have been forced to make another pass to clean some weeds up.
The summer has certainly been speeding by. Always seems like summer is so short and winter so long. We have been blessed with great weather so far in August.
The Du Quoin State Fair reflects the spirit of a region. That region is southern Illinois and Josh Gross, the manager of the fair, is proud of the unique aspect of Illinois’ “other” state fair.