DuPage County Farm Bureau

Monthly Archives: October 2017

ILLINOIS SPECIALTY CROPS, AGRITOURISM, AND ORGANIC CONFERENCE TO FEATURE MORE THAN 160 SPEAKERS AND EXHIBITORS

The Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference (ISCAOC) will be held Jan. 10-12, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. The conference, which features nearly 100 speakers and 60 trade show exhibitors, will again host four concurrent preconference workshops, general sessions, and breakout sessions aimed at helping Illinois specialty growers cultivate their operations….

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Local 4-H Volunteers recognized for service to 4-H in Illinois

The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes 4-H volunteers for exemplary service, and this year, three volunteers from the western suburbs were inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame.   DuPage County Todd Gordon of Lombard has been the 4-H Beekeeping SPIN (special interest) Club leader for the past four years in DuPage County.  …

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LIVE LOCAL FOOD CONFERENCE TO BRING FARMERS, INDUSTRY TOGETHER

The Illinois Farm Bureau again this year will host the Live Local Food Conference, Nov. 6-7 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Bloomington. The local and regional food conference, which aims to help farmers growing and marketing local produce expand their businesses, will feature two days of training, workshops, speakers, and tours of local farms. “This…

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Band Together to Prevent Malnutrition in Senior Citizens

As Americans live longer, malnutrition, or undernutrition, is increasing in the elderly population. However, seniors and other community members can take active steps toward prevention. “This situation not only decreases quality of life, but it also heightens the risk for additional health issues,” said Laura Barr, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator. “As…

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Youth can Share Time, Interests with Community through 4-H

Next 4-H Science Ambassador Trainings Set for Oct. 14 and Nov. 11 From aerospace to wellness, 4-H Teen Science and Health Ambassadors have the opportunity to learn and lead hands-on educational lessons through 4-H. Now in its sixth year, the local program continues to encourage youth to share their time and talents in their communities….

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