Stories about young leaders
Ron and Jay Kindred were setting the population on their four-row planter to prepare for replanting some corn upon arrival late Wednesday morning, May 26. “We’ll be replanting some corn when the ponds dry up after this next rain goes through. All of the corn is up enough that we can see where we need to plant-in,” Ron said.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for summer cookout season to start. My family loves to gather at the lake on our farm in Georgia and enjoy good food, fun and fellowship together. With increased vaccine availability and restrictions lifting, I expect we’ll all be able to enjoy more of the gatherings we have so keenly missed over the last year.
As the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third largest seed brand in the United States, Beck’s turned to The Data Mine team for a top-priority logistics issue to solve: Evaluate opportunities to improve operational efficiency of transferring product between warehouses and develop solutions.
Growing up on his father Arnold Bielema’s farrow-to-finish pig farm in Whiteside County, Bret Bielema learned early to admire and respect the farm’s veterinarian, Dr. Sampson. That was among the many lessons Bielema learned during his years on the family farm near Prophetstown.
The Purdue University Student Farm will provide fresh locally grown vegetables to community members for a second year.
In recent weeks, Facebook and other social media platforms have been populated by graduation pictures. Eighth grade, high school and college graduation ceremonies were, for the most part, held in person instead of virtually as they were in 2020.
The National FFA Organization is bringing its national convention back in-person to Indianapolis this fall after the meeting switched to a virtual format last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the Stars Over Illinois ceremony, finalists for the Star Farmer award will be introduced at the Illinois Association FFA Convention. These FFA members have been selected as district winners after an extensive process of evaluating the students and their record books.
The Star in Agribusiness winners will be highlighted during the 93rd Annual Illinois FFA Convention on June 8 in Springfield. The following FFA members are competing for the top honor, which will be presented at the Illinois State Fairgrounds this year due to restrictions with the coronavirus pandemic.
Five FFA members have been selected as finalists for the Star in Agriculture Placement award, which will be presented during the 93rd Annual Illinois FFA State Convention, June 8. The convention will be held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds this year to comply with COVID-19 requirements.