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Illinois corn and soybean farmers are fueling the Illinois High School Association football championships this fall — literally.
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program remains a trusted resource for children to learn about agriculture, and the program recently received funding to continue classroom lessons thanks to IAA Foundation grants to local county coalitions.
The Illinois Soybean Association kicked off our new fiscal year with a slate full of promising and purposeful projects that place Illinois soybean farmers’ profitability as a top priority by growing opportunities for soybean uses, markets, accessibility and demand.
“I don’t know what you think you’re doing, but you’re a communicator.” Mark Lambert, then-Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board communications director, gave that sage advice to Lindsay Mitchell just over 15 years ago.
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 Illinois Corn Growers Association celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open house at its headquarters in the afternoon and reception, dinner and program that evening at the DoubleTree Hotel.
The Illinois Farm Families Coalition’s consumer engagement campaign to build trust in Illinois farmers and their farming practices was the recipient of the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious Silver Anvil Award in the “Reputation Management” category.
The Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Soybean Association are teaming up to offer a new water testing initiative challenge for Illinois FFA chapters to learn about nutrient loss and water quality issues facing agriculture.
No matter what part of Illinois agriculture you mention, Wendell Shauman has been there and done that.
His journey started on a farm in rural western Illinois. Seven decades later, he has traveled to various foreign countries, has been in the room at some of the most momentous times in agriculture and has seen some of the best and most difficult years in U.S. agriculture.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture held a public meeting allowing public comment regarding a proposed referendum for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. The referendum proposes raising the corn checkoff rate from 5/8 of a cent to 7/8 of a cent per bushel.
Illinois is known for two things: the high-quality products it feeds to the world and the high-quality growers who make it happen.
What people choose to focus on becomes their reality. “When we tell our brains what to focus on, we actively create, seek and find more of that thing,” said Emily Reuschel, the keynote speaker during the annual meeting of Illinois Agri-Women.
Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture Jerry Costello II invites Illinois corn producers to provide comments on a proposed corn checkoff referendum at a public hearing Feb. 10.
Despite the many challenges over the past year caused by the pandemic, Illinois Corn chalked up numerous successes and the leadership is optimistic going into the new year.