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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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Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding Agreement Between U.S., Canada and Mexico

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert Jr. regarding today’s agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico to end tariffs on imports of Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum: “The agreement reached today to end tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from our neighbors and close agricultural trading partners…

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Premier 20 Leadership Conference

The Premier 20 Leadership Conference, conducted by the Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliates Youth Education in Agriculture committee, was held at Illinois Farm Bureau on April 17-18, 2019. Alexander Ford of DuPage County was selected to attend this conference as a winner of the Illinois 4-H Leadership, Citizenship, Professionalism (LCP) Award. The Illinois 4-H Premier…

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois and other Midwestern students will have help paying for college tuition during the 2019-2020 school year, courtesy of scholarships awarded today by the IAA Foundation. The IAA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau, awarded $106,900 to 69 students pursuing degrees in agriculture-related fields, based on their academic ability,…

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Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit Featured at DeKalb County History Center, Only Stop in Northern Illinois

“[Farming] is like any other part of life, if you don’t change, you don’t survive” explained Bill Lenschow, a Centennial farmer in DeKalb County. This idea is explored in the new traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The DeKalb County History Center is partnering with the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program, in…

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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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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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