URBANA, Ill. – Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others. A group of researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to know which farmers are most likely to adopt multifunctional perennial cropping systems:...
More than 30 farmers from Illinois went to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to discuss Illinois Farm Bureau priorities. Among those attending was Wayne Sirles of Alto Pass. Sirles is in the center of the photo. Photo provided.
Alto Pass farmer and Union County Farm Bureau member Wayne Sirles was one of 30 Illinois farmers who traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to lobby for Illinois Farm Bureau, IFB, priorities. Led by Adam Nielsen, IFB’s director of national legislation and policy development, the group’s...
Community members are invited to attend an open house next week hosted by the Union County Soil and Water Conservation District. The open house is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the USDA building at 201 Springfield Ave. in Anna. Doors are scheduled to be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities all...
Illinois farmers are invited to one of three seminars planned throughout the state which will focus on innovative soil and water conservation practices.    One of the seminars is planned at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The one-day seminars will feature local agricultural producers and...
University of Illinois Extension has announced plans for 2017 commercial tree fruit schools. Schools are scheduled in Mt. Vernon and Hardin. The Mt. Vernon school is planned Feb. 7. The school will be at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn. Registration for the school in Mt. Vernon is scheduled to begin at...

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