DuPage County Farm Bureau

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Illinois Agriculture Coalition Celebrates Monarchs at Earth Day Event

Unveiling of Momentous Monarch Conservation Action Plan & Groundbreaking for New Pollinator Habitat on Fairgrounds WHAT: A diverse coalition of sixteen organizations and agencies with ties to agriculture have been working for more than two and a half years to develop a practical plan for monarch conservation. A press event will provide highlights to this…

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Plant Your Vegetable Garden Early

URBANA, Ill. – If you’re itching for homegrown tomatoes this year, now is the perfect time to plan your vegetable garden. “Growing your own vegetables is a great way to save money at the grocery store, get some exercise, and teach kids where their produce comes from,” says Gemini Bhalsod, a University of Illinois Extension…

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Roby-Vorgias Named New County Director for Illinois Extension serving DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties

ST. CHARLES, Ill. – University of Illinois Extension appointed Deanna Roby-Vorgias of Itasca as the new County Director serving DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Roby-Vorgias succeeds Sandra I. Davis, who retired in January with 48 years of service in Extension. As County Director, she will lead the tri-county unit and its 20-plus staff members in three…

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Rich and Fertile Land Presentation

Join Bruce Kraig, Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois, and Michelle Podkowa, DuPage County Historical Museum, as they discuss A Rich and Fertile Land. Kraig and Podkowa examine how American food habits transformed the Midwest from virgin prairies to the nation’s farming heartland. Podkowa will talk about how her family’s history is a living example of…

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NEW ORLEANS — Voting delegates at the 100TH annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), including 21 delegates from Illinois addressed Illinois Farm Bureau’s (IFB) priority issues, including submittals on trade, transportation, legal advocacy and Health Savings Account (HSA) reform. “Our delegates were instrumental in promoting and debating several key policy resolutions to…

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Soil Fertility Webinar Offered

Commercial Agriculture Educators Jesse Soule, Phillip Alberti, and Talon Becker will be hosting the annual Soil Fertility Webinar sponsored by University of Illinois Extension on February 28, 2019. This webinar will be hosted in the U of I Extension Offices in Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. Presentations will be delivered via PowerPoint and web…

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DuPage County Master Gardener Volunteers Log 8,750 Hours of Service in 2018

University of Illinois Extension of DuPage County recognized its Master Gardeners with the 27th Annual Master Gardener Celebration in November. The volunteer group has already completed 8,750 hours of service for 2018. In addition, the group of 113 volunteers directly reached more than 9,000 people, and the Master Gardeners also helped grow and harvest more…

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The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program continued to provide a strong avenue for children to learn about agriculture this year, reaching more students and awarding more grants to support local efforts than ever before.    “In the 2017-2018 school year, more than 694,000 students received an accurate agricultural message connecting students to their…

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Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert, Jr., on the completion of an updated U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement. “Farm Bureau is extremely pleased that U.S. and Canada trade negotiators have settled several critical issues – including U.S. access to the Canadian dairy market – that will pave the way…

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