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  • AgriNews plows into digital field
    AgriNews has you covered. Wherever you are, the popular farm newspaper is there. Get the latest agricultural news in print, at your keyboard and on the go. After launching a redesign of the Illinois and Indiana newspapers last fall, AgriNews now is working to improve its digital offerings. 
  • Hartman to lead ICGA
    Kenneth Hartman Jr., a farmer from Waterloo, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association. Hartman has served on the ICGA board for six years, most recently as vice president. 
  • Communities to learn how to set up disaster preparedness group
    Purdue Extension is helping to provide training in January so that Indiana communities can organize to better prepare for and recover from disasters. 
  • Get your gardening on
    Purdue Extension is collaborating with the University of Illinois Extension to sponsor an annual seminar on gardening. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. EST Jan. 27, followed by a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. The seminar will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Beef House Restaurant, 16501 State Route 63, Covington. 
  • Agriculture scholarships available
    The deadline, Feb. 1, is approaching for agriculture students to take advantage of tuition support offered through the IAA Foundation. Agriculture students and Illinois Farm Bureau members and their children may apply for college scholarships offered by the IAA Foundation, Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable arm. 
  • Battle misconceptions about ag industry, farmer says
    Jim Smith’s family has been involved with agriculture ever since they moved to America from Germany six generations ago. 
  • Get your gardening on
    Purdue Extension is collaborating with the University of Illinois Extension to sponsor an annual seminar on gardening. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. EST Jan. 27, followed by a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. The seminar will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Beef House Restaurant, 16501 State Route 63, Covington. 
  • Q&A: Nicole Olynk Widmar, Purdue associate professor
    Nicole Olynk Widmar, associate professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, received one of three faculty awards given by the university’s Office of Engagement. 
  • Indiana old-growth forest preserved
    Indiana's last unprotected stretch of old-growth forest now is safe from development and will open to the public in 2016 for hiking and nature walks. The Indiana Bicentennial Nature Trust provided $274,000 to help the Central Indiana Land Trust Inc. purchase the 60-acre Meltzer Woods in Shelby County. 
  • Pig crates and politics
    New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a piece of legislation seen by many as a gauge of his presidential ambitions — a bill involving pig cages. 



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