News and stories about sustainability
Farming is a beautiful way of life for many families. It’s also a business. An often-quoted phrase is an important one in agriculture: the business of business is relationships.
Whether it’s caring for expectant sows, introducing Peoria County fourth-graders to baby pigs or steering the Illinois Pork Producers Association as its new president, Cheryl Cowser Walsh approaches each task with a positive mindset.
Animals are an important part of the sustainable food system.
Larry Hopkins, a sheep farmer from Westfield, was one of three new farmers elected to serve on the executive board of the American Sheep Industry Association.
The Fort Wayne Farm Show, to be presented Jan. 16-18 by Tradexpos at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, will feature daily educational seminars provided by Northeastern Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Purdue Extension.
Dairy Management Inc., which manages the national dairy checkoff program, announced significant outcomes in 2023 on behalf of America’s dairy farmers and importers.
Another year has passed with an outcry for improved sustainability on our planet. If you ask 10 people to define sustainability, you will get 10 different answers.
Joel Gruver, a professor of soil science and sustainable agriculture at Western Illinois University in Macomb, will receive the 2024 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award from Practical Farmers of Iowa.
It has been a blessed Christmas season. The halls are decked, presents have been wrapped and you can hear Faron Young singing Christmas carols when you step in the backdoor of our house.
The word sustainability has been tossed around like a leaf on a windy fall day, but is there proof in the pudding?
Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., baseball’s “Iron Man” who holds the record for most consecutive games played, will be among the featured speakers at Dairy Strong, one of the Midwest’s premiere conferences for the dairy community.
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.
Although Claire Hodge did not plan on a career in agriculture, that changed while shopping at a farmers market.
Kipster, the world’s first carbon-neutral egg farm, began in the Netherlands and has traveled all the way to North Manchester in northern Indiana.
The Illinois Soybean Association announced the launch of the “It’s Sustainably Soy” Certification program to recognize organizations, construction firms and executives for utilizing sustainable soy-based products in their infrastructure projects.