DuPage County Farm Bureau

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Planning, designing a native garden

URBANA, Ill. – Those who love gardening, wildflowers, or who are tired of mowing expansive lawns should consider creating a native plant garden. Gemini Bhalsod, a horticulture educator with University of Illinois Extension, says many native gardens can be incorporated into any existing landscape, even if space is limited. The idea is to include plants, trees,…

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Protect plants from winter salt damage

Deicing salts are essential to winter travel in Illinois and provide necessary safety in a landscape setting by melting dangerous ice on precarious steps, sidewalks, entryways and other areas of frequent foot traffic. However, damage from salt can be a major problem in some landscapes by negatively impacting plant health or sometimes outright killing plants…

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Four Seasons Gardening webinars return in 2021

URBANA, Ill. – The University of Illinois Extension Four Seasons Gardening series will return in 2021 with three monthly webinars starting in January. Horticulture educators will lead seasons on winter fruit tree pruning, the therapeutic value of nature and adaptive gardening to accommodate age and mobility. Fruit Tree Pruning, 1:30 p.m. CT January 19: Pruning…

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How to care for a living Christmas Tree

URBANA, Ill. – Those thinking green this holiday season may want to skip the tree lot and consider buying a living evergreen to plant outside after Christmas. “The easy part is buying the tree,” says Richard Hentschel, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Caring for it after when it’s inside and during planting will ensure the…

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Innovation Consulting Community team proposes sustainable farming container at ISU

In just a few months, a team of motivated students put together a proposal to implement a shipping container farm on Illinois State’s campus. “Self-motivation is impressive to employers,” said Marketing Professor Dr. Peter Kaufman, one of the founders of the Innovation Consulting Community (ICC). “Most students are taught one discipline in school, but world problems are…

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IAA Foundation Scholarship Program

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Agriculture students and Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) members, spouses and children are eligible to apply for 77 college scholarships offered by the IAA Foundation, Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable arm. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $7,500, will be awarded in total of $123,000 for the 2021-22 school year. “We are pleased to…

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Univ. of Illinois Extension and Illinois Milk Producers Assoc. Partner to showcase Dairy Technology

The Illinois Milk Producers Association and University of Illinois Extension will host the 8th annual Dairy Technology Showcase Friday, June 28, 2019. The tour will highlight dairy technology and dairy management at Lenkaitis Holsteins Dairy Farm in Kane County near St. Charles, Illinois. “These tours provide an excellent opportunity for Illinois dairy farmers and industry…

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