Field day takeaway: 'Cover crops really aren't all that hard'
Illinois News

Field day takeaway: 'Cover crops really aren't all that hard'

Andrew Reuschel wants his fellow farmers to know one thing about cover crops.
"Cover crops really aren't that hard," the Golden farmer said. "They can be fairly easy to manage. They can do wonders for your soils in terms of not only just erosion but nutri

Agriculture

Thursday field day targets soil health

A Thursday morning field day near Golden will focus on cover crop diversity and soil health.

Farm and Field

Depend on fall rains for pasture regrowth

Depend on fall rains for pasture regrowth

4-H members take pride, find rewards in showing off cattle during competition
Illinois News

4-H members take pride, find rewards in showing off cattle during competition

Showing cattle for the first time at the Adams County Fair, Grady Shaffer already has figured out one secret to success.

Houle leaving Extension for move to Iowa
Agriculture

Houle leaving Extension for move to Iowa

University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Kari Houle is leaving her job in Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike and Schuyler counties for a move to Iowa.

Farmers concerned about trade war, prefer markets to support payments
Agriculture

Farmers concerned about trade war, prefer markets to support payments

QUINCY -- When asked about the $12 billion in aid offered to U.S. farmers last week, Adams County Farm Bureau President Rick Edwards didn't hesitate. "Farmers want trade, not aid," he said. "Farmers would prefer not to be subsidized. They would rather the

Corn, soybean export outlook uncertain
Farm and Field

Corn, soybean export outlook uncertain

Corn, soybean export outlook uncertain

Time to say goodbye after six years
Good Growing

Time to say goodbye after six years

In a past article, I wrote about how the garden and landscape are fluid things and constantly changing.

Local Briefs

Extension offers Master Naturalist volunteer training

The registration deadline is Aug. 24 for a Master Naturalist volunteer training program offered by University of Illinois Extension in Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike and Schuyler counties.

Madelyn Heinecke named Miss Adams County Fair
Illinois News

Madelyn Heinecke named Miss Adams County Fair

Madelyn Heinecke has spent most of her entire life coming to the Adams County Fair, usually showing lambs, but she didn't dream about becoming its queen. "It's never something I pictured myself doing until about a year ago," the 20-year-old from Clayton s