New Extension educator hopes to help area farmers
Agriculture

New Extension educator hopes to help area farmers

Katie Parker brings a farming background to her new job with University of Illinois Extension Unit 14.

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Gift ideas for gardeners
Good Growing

Gift ideas for gardeners

Because my job centers on plants and horticulture, I have been getting a lot of emails and catalogs for holiday gardening gifts. The following are a few popular gift ideas for the gardener in your life.

Hay expense, not supplement, drives winter feed cost
Farm and Field

Hay expense, not supplement, drives winter feed cost

Beef producers soon will spend a lot on hay and supplement, but just how much can vary depending on many moving factors.

Agriculture

H-W farm family entries due Dec. 18

QUINCY -- Nominations for the 28th annual Farm Family of the Year Award, sponsored by The Quincy Herald-Whig, will be accepted through noon Wednesday, Dec. 18.
The winner will be announced in the 2020 spring Farm & Field magazine, slated for publication in

Agriculture

Nominations open for Herald-Whig Farm Family of the Year

Recognizing the importance of farming, and farmers, in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri is a long-standing tradition for The Quincy Herald-Whig.

Making the switch from dairy to beef
Farm and Field

Making the switch from dairy to beef

Missouri dairy farmers are in a good position to switch to beef.
Dairy farmers already have assets such as land and equipment. More importantly, they know how to grow quality forage and manage changes that affect profitability.

Parsnip is an underrated root vegetable that's easy to grow
Good Growing

Parsnip is an underrated root vegetable that's easy to grow

In addition to being a great vegetable, parsnips are also incredibly easy to grow. It is basically like growing carrots, where the hardest part is soil preparation and seed germination.

Griggsville farmer shares his "journey to feed the world"
Agriculture

Griggsville farmer shares his "journey to feed the world"

More than five decades of farming have taken Phil Bradshaw to 53 countries and given him the chance to meet seven presidents.
Bradshaw shares what he's seen and done along the way in his recently-published memoir.

Agriculture

Nominations due Nov. 22 for ag awards

In classrooms at John Wood Community College, Mike Tenhouse sees the value from lessons taught in high school ag classes.

Agriculture

Wood named Livestock Person of the Year

John Wood never intended to create a business that became an economic leader in Missouri agriculture.