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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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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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