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  • Students taste test fresh veggies
    The Peoria County Illinois Nutrition Education Program staff kicked off its spring lunchroom taste testings at two elementary schools.
  • 1 ranch, 13 sets of twin calves
    Among the milestones of a cow-calf rancher’s calendar is springtime, when the cute little calves are welcomed to the pasture.
  • Livestock donations to Zambians boost incomes, diet
    Some humanitarian organizations facilitate livestock donations to poor households in developing countries, but does giving a cow, a pair of oxen or a herd of goats to a poor household really benefit the recipients?
  • SIU vegetable scientist assists Moroccan farmers
    Consumers want consistency. They want to buy a pepper that’s the same size as other peppers, and they want carrots the same color as other carrots.
  • New life for old barn
    The old dairy barn on the hill sat idle for years. Weather-worn, the barn could have fallen to the wrecking ball, joining the shadows of others that are but landscape memories.
  • Midewin Bison Expedition to be May 7
    On May 7, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and its valued partners will hold the “Midewin Bison Expedition,” a public event to view the bison herd.
  • Trainor joins Illinois State Fair grandstand lineup
    Singer, songwriter and producer extraordinaire Meghan Trainor is bringing “The Untouchable Tour” to the 2016 Illinois State Fair this August.
  • Soybeans expected to outperform corn
    Soybeans were more profitable than corn across Illinois the past three years, and the balance sheet, while red, looks favorable in several regions this year, as well.
  • Learn to identify invasive plants
    Sudden bursts of green and other colors in the landscape signals spring has finally arrived. So are those native plants, desirable plants, or invasive weeds?
  • Growmark launches sustainability programs
    Growmark is launching new programs out of its Agronomy division as part of its system-wide sustainability initiative called Endure.
  • Kids drive tractors to school
    Alex Pfister learned to drive a tractor at a young age. His dad taught him when he was 8 by letting him drive around in fields during the summer, he said.
  • Making sure photos click with readers
    Ever since I was little, I always dreamed of being a writer when I grew up, like my dad who is an agriculture journalist. After graduating from Purdue University, I was able to land a job with Indiana AgriNews.
  • 4-H honors 2 Salute to Excellence winners
    Illinois 4-H relies on more than 12,000 volunteers to reach nearly 200,000 youth in University of Illinois Extension 4-H youth development programs. Two were selected as the state’s national 4-H Salute to Excellence Award winners.
  • Jo Daviess County 4-H member honored
    Drew Groezinger of Stockton, a 10-year member of the Jo Daviess County 4-H program, has been honored for his volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and with a President’s Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of President Barack Obama.
  • Young draft horses at play
    Not only are the Amish draft horses busy in the fields with planting in Moultrie County, the brood mares have been busy coping with frisky foals nipping at each other

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