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Are you putting farm safety into practice?

Did you know flowing grain moves like quicksand? It can take less than 20 seconds for an adult to get completely engulfed, and suffocate. “Anyone who enters a storage structure containing grain, or who climbs onto an outdoor grain storage pile is at risk of being entrapped or engulfed,” said Eric Vanasdale, senior loss control…

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Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding the Surface Transportation Board’s Rejection of the Great Lakes Basin Rail Line

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding the Surface Transportation Board’s rejection of the Great Lakes Basin Rail Line. “We’re extremely pleased to see the Surface Transportation Board today reject Great Lakes Basin Transportation’s application to construct and operate a rail line through Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. “Despite…

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ILLINOIS CORN CHECKOFF DONATES $90,000 TO SUPPORT ILLINOIS AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program will continue to provide free education resources and grants to teachers across Illinois thanks to $90,000 in financial support from the Illinois Corn Checkoff program. The program is administered by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. Today, representatives from Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) presented a check to…

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ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU, ILLINOIS STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY TEAM UP TO HELP MEDICAL STUDENTS

Medical students looking for help with recommendations or financial support are encouraged to apply to the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP). Established by the Illinois State Medical Society and the Illinois Farm Bureau, RIMSAP aims to increase the number of rural primary care physicians in Illinois. “There’s an uneven distribution of doctors in…

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Google donates $1.5 million and virtual reality technology to support 4-H youth science programs

Google representatives and Gov. Bruce Rauner met today at the Illinois State Fair to announce the company’s donation of $1.5 million in funding support and virtual reality equipment to support 4-H youth science programs across the U.S., including Illinois. Youth in Illinois’ 4-H programs will use the donated virtual reality kits and Google Chromebooks for…

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Go Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead with 4-H this Summer

U of I Extension Hosts Three-Day Hands-On Camp in St. Charles Pick up S.T.E.A.M. this summer with a three-day youth camp focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math for intermediate and middle school students. “This hands-on camp builds knowledge and skills, all while having fun,” said Donna Nuger, 4-H Youth Development Educator with University…

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