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  • National Farm Machinery Show enters its fifth decade
    For 50 years, the agricultural industry has continued to evolve. Rural family farms marked the landscape before big business boomed. Americans, who once relied on subsistence farming, shifted to large-scale, industrialized, vertically integrated “agribusiness.”
  • Learn about machinery, markets and more
    Aside from browsing through literally thousands of products on display at the show, you are invited to attend free seminars and television program tapings that cover everything from how to improve your growing methods to the latest marketing trends in today’s industry.
  • Pomologists work to improve orchards
    Asking Brad Taylor to define pomology means walking through an apple orchard with him and his students.
  • Championship Tractor Pull roars in
    High-octane intensity explodes into Freedom Hall during the evenings of the National Farm Machinery Show as pulling trucks and tractors battle it out at the Championship Tractor Pull.
  • Ag execs look at industry’s future
    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers will host an agribusiness panel discussion at the National Farm Machinery Show.
  • Illinois Farm Bureau gets cake, kudos
    What would a birthday be without the essentials? “It would be a very different world, a different landscape,” said Richard Guebert Jr., president of the Illinois Farm Bureau.
  • More than 860 exhibitors to fill Kentucky Exposition Center
    For 50 years, the National Farm Machinery Show has offered the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment and services available in the farming industry.
  • Wisdom of radio’s Bob Collins recalled
    Morning radio listeners of WGN lost a popular entertainer 16 years ago when Bob Collins died in an airplane crash.
  • Illinois ag mourns loss of respected researcher
    Illinois agriculture lost Jeff Kindhart this week to cancer. As a senior research specialist at the University of Illinois’ Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Pope County, Kindhart, 51, was a familiar face.
  • Tell your story to lawmakers, lobby veterans say
    It’s a chance for farmers and agribusinessmen and their elected officials to talk, free of the constraints of the office and in a more relaxed setting. But before that talk happens, know who you’re talking to.
  • Passion for breed brings Bowen back to Hampshires
    For Kelly Bowen, the world of showpigs is black and white. Hampshire black and white, that is, the long-bodied pigs with the distinctive white belt around their shoulders.
  • Panels, reception highlight Illinois Pork Expo
    A new location isn’t the only thing that attendees to the 2016 Illinois Pork Expo are going to notice. The meeting “décor” will be new, as well.
  • Get nitrogen management tips
    Matt Foes with 360 Yield Center will talk about placement, timing and rates of nitrogen at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Peoria County Farm Bureau, 1716 N. University St, West Peoria.
  • Stress reduces corn yield potential
    The first 40 days in the life of a corn crop sets the stage for yields at harvest. “We’ve been told that corn has the genetic potential to yield 600 bushels per acre,” said Ken Musselman.
  • Learn how to spot, combat invasive pests
    The 2016 Illinois First Detector Invasive Pest Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at Highland Community College Student Conference Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport.

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