DuPage County Farm Bureau

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Illinois Ag in the Classroom 2018-2019 Classroom Grants Available

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program and the IAA Foundation, along with the Illinois Farm Bureau® are pleased to announce our 2018-2019 Classroom grants. Teachers are urged to apply for these (up to) $300 classroom grants to incorporate new and exciting agriculture related topics into their existing classrooms.   Additionally, four $250 special book grants…

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DuPage County 4-H Foundation Hosts Cantigny Luncheon to Support 4-H Youth Scholarships, Extension Programs

You can spend an afternoon at the gorgeous Cantigny Golf Course and help send 4-H youth to college by attending the annual 4-H Foundation Summer Luncheon and Silent Auction on Friday, June 29. “The event will feature an elegant menu and more than 50 silent auction baskets, including a wine package, golf bundle, show tickets…

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FARM GROUPS OFFER ONLINE SPECIALTY CROP DIRECTORY

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Prairie Bounty of Illinois, a directory of direct-from-the-farm sellers, farmers’ markets and agritourism businesses, is available online at specialtygrowers.org/prairie-bounty.html. Provided by the Illinois Farm Bureau® and the Illinois Specialty Growers Association, the directory contains contact information and locations for more than 900 individual growers of fruits, vegetables and herbs throughout Illinois. The…

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Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding Legislative Redistricting Reform

The following is a statement Illinois Farm Bureau® Vice President Brian Duncan regarding the call to change the Illinois congressional and state legislative redistricting processes. Illinois Farm Bureau joins with the Fair Map coalition to urge the General Assembly to approve HJRCA 43 and SJRCA 26. “We are excited today to call upon the Illinois…

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Reaction to China Tariffs on Illinois Agricultural Commodities

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding tariffs imposed by China on Illinois agricultural commodities including pork and soybeans. Illinois Farm Bureau opposes policy that restricts agriculture exports. This trade war is counter-productive and will cost farmers and rural economies in the long run. At Wednesday’s opening bell,…

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Four Seasons Gardening Program Offers Spring Series

The Spring series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, gets underway this month. The first session of the series is titled A Garden Calendar. Join extension horticulture educator, Ron Wolford, as he discusses month-by-month tips and tricks for the home gardener. The…

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Pollinator Gardens Grow in Popularity

News on the importance of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators continues to grow. Most people think of bees and butterflies when thinking about pollinators, but bats, beetles, moths, flies, hummingbirds, wasps, and more also spread pollen in some plants. As you plan your spring garden, Kelly Allsup, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, provides the…

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