Illinois is the ideal place for tree diversity
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Illinois is the ideal place for tree diversity

The other day I was teaching a group about native Illinois trees, and, of course, I was all excited because I was teaching about trees, which is my No. 1 passion.

Demand for chicken wings boosts farm prices
Farm and Field

Demand for chicken wings boosts farm prices

Chicken wings helped poultry farm prices take off this year.

Ag education adapts as technologies progress
Illinois News

Ag education adapts as technologies progress

Data and analytics have begun to play a larger role in agricultural, which places increasing value on accuracy in all stages of farming. The practice is known as precision farming.

Illinois statewide survey tracks tillage practices
Agriculture

Illinois statewide survey tracks tillage practices

That the percentage of no-till practices in Illinois increased in corn but decreased in soybeans from 2015 to 2017 came as no surprise to Brad Smith.

Illinois News

Heroes Among Us project propels Pittsfield FFA to national award

The Pittsfield FFA chapter was recently recognized as the 2017 National Premier Chapter in the Building Communities category.

Education

Farmers help school districts land STEM grants

Farmers in Monroe and Ralls counties helped their local school districts secure $10,000 grants to advance the schools' STEM programs. Monroe City R-1 and Ralls County R-II were two of 12 rural school districts in the state to receive the grants.

Try composting fall leaves to meet soil needs
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Try composting fall leaves to meet soil needs

Try composting fall leaves to meet soil needs

Researchers look to switchgrass to boost air quality
Farm and Field

Researchers look to switchgrass to boost air quality

Researchers look to switchgrass to boost air quality

Illinois farmers harvest fields of injured neighbor
Illinois News

Illinois farmers harvest fields of injured neighbor

BASCO, Ill. -- Farmers across the region delayed their own harvests this weekend to help a neighbor in need. John Ufkes recently fell from his grain trailer, breaking two vertebrae and laying him up for about three months. With Ufkes out of commission for

Nuisance Invaders on the Move
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Nuisance Invaders on the Move

Last week my boyfriend and I were repainting the porch on the south side of my house. I was looking at the pillars, and saw a number of Asian multicolored lady beetles gathering toward the top.