Stories about Western Illinois University
Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, has awarded 34 General Use Grants, totaling $190,975.
The month of January saw Illinois FFA’s major state officers get right back into the swing of things. January kicked off with the officers spending a week at the Illinois FFA Center in Springfield.
After they’ve strolled through the Western Illinois University Ag Mech Club’s Farm Expo, WIU alumni are invited to attend an event after the show for an update on the alumni program and to honor five distinguished ag department alumni.
When members of Western Illinois University’s Ag Mech Club arrive early on Friday morning to set up the Farm Expo, they won’t just be showing up for a club activity. They’ll be showing up for prospective employers.
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.
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.
The Illinois Soybean Association doubled the number of soybean production research projects approved for fiscal year 2024.
I am a firm believer in lifelong learning. It seems as though that takes a lot of time these days, as I sometimes struggle with the technology advances and everything being “apps.”
Ted Mottaz was fresh out of college and all set for a career in agriculture education, but Uncle Sam had other ideas.
Sow numbers and farrowing intentions may be dropping in the U.S. swine industry, but productivity remains the big question mark for U.S. hog supplies — and prices — moving forward.
Illinois Agri-Women has awarded five scholarships for females studying agriculture. One $1,500 IAW Helen Henert Agriculture Education Scholarship has been awarded to Mallory Ames, an agriculture education major.
A Western Illinois University distinguished alumnus has made an equipment donation to the WIU School of Agriculture, which will help students with the use of technology in the field.
As the 95th Illinois FFA State Convention draws near, the Illinois FFA state officer team has been busy putting the finishing touches on the annual extravaganza.
Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture will host its fourth annual Pennycress Field Day on May 25 at the Agriculture Field Laboratory.
With 23 years under his belt as a teacher of agriculture at John Wood Community College, Mike Tenhouse is looking toward the future.