DuPage County Farm Bureau

Monthly Archives: September 2017

The College of DuPage Horticulture Department offers six courses and a Certificate in Power Equipment and Technology

The College of DuPage Horticulture Department offers six courses and a Certificate in Power Equipment and Technology.  This unique program will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge to service and maintain small internal combustion engines.  Students enrolled in the Power Equipment and Technology courses learn to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair a wide variety…

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DuPage County Master Gardeners Earn State Honors for Serving the Community

Several University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of DuPage County received honors during the 2017 Illinois Master Gardener Conference on Friday, Sept. 8 in Bloomington. Local Master Gardener volunteers won a Teamwork Award for the Cantigny Veterans’ Garden project. “The Teamwork Award recognizes Master Gardeners who have worked as a group to better a community,”…

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Are you putting farm safety into practice?

Did you know flowing grain moves like quicksand? It can take less than 20 seconds for an adult to get completely engulfed, and suffocate. “Anyone who enters a storage structure containing grain, or who climbs onto an outdoor grain storage pile is at risk of being entrapped or engulfed,” said Eric Vanasdale, senior loss control…

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COUNTRY FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTES $100,000 TO SUPPORT AG LITERACY, ILLINOIS AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program will continue to provide free education resources and grants to teachers across Illinois thanks to $100,000 in financial support from COUNTRY Financial®.  During activities at the Farm Progress Show, Lindsey Rinkenberger, Agribusiness Director, COUNTRY Financial, was recognized by representatives of the IAA Foundation and IAITC as COUNTRY…

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Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding the Surface Transportation Board’s Rejection of the Great Lakes Basin Rail Line

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding the Surface Transportation Board’s rejection of the Great Lakes Basin Rail Line. “We’re extremely pleased to see the Surface Transportation Board today reject Great Lakes Basin Transportation’s application to construct and operate a rail line through Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. “Despite…

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ILLINOIS CORN CHECKOFF DONATES $90,000 TO SUPPORT ILLINOIS AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program will continue to provide free education resources and grants to teachers across Illinois thanks to $90,000 in financial support from the Illinois Corn Checkoff program. The program is administered by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. Today, representatives from Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) presented a check to…

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ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU, ILLINOIS STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY TEAM UP TO HELP MEDICAL STUDENTS

Medical students looking for help with recommendations or financial support are encouraged to apply to the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP). Established by the Illinois State Medical Society and the Illinois Farm Bureau, RIMSAP aims to increase the number of rural primary care physicians in Illinois. “There’s an uneven distribution of doctors in…

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