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Extension adds programs aimed at diverse audiences

Extension adds programs aimed at diverse audiences

NORMAL, Ill. — Mike Maddox sees the goal of his work with University of Wisconsin Extension as helping with the well-being of people rather than getting the highest possible profit or yield.

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2017-18 Illinois FFA state officers

2017-18 Illinois FFA state officers

Newly elected 2017-18 Illinois FFA state officers are (from left) Dalton Painter, secretary; Robert Janssen, vice president; Joseph Birrittier, president; Ryan Reeverts, reporter; and Chase Clausen, treasurer.

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Cory Hewing king of hats

Cory Hewing king of hats

Cory Hewing hams it up as king of hats in the “We are FFA” photo booth. His friend, Dustin Hartke, holds up a sign that says, “This is why we can’t take him anywhere.”

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Andrew Koch and Kaitlyn Rocke

Andrew Koch and Kaitlyn Rocke

Andrew Koch and Kaitlyn Rocke rocked “So God made a farmer.” shirts as they talked to students about attending Illinois Central College in East Peoria. 

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career fair at Illinois FFA Conventio

career fair at Illinois FFA Conventio

The career fair at the annual Illinois FFA Convention gives students a chance to learn about college options, meet recruiters for jobs in the military and science careers, as well as meet agricultural entrepreneurs.

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Zach Becker, Illinois FFA  and Paxton Morse

Zach Becker, Illinois FFA and Paxton Morse

Zach Becker, Illinois FFA state reporter, and Paxton Morse, state vice president, “Maximized Teamwork” in kicking off the theme of the 89th annual Illinois FFA Convention, June 13-15 in Springfield.

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Manufacturers focus on ‘ease of use’

I like technology. I’m not a techno-geek, however I do like what technology can offer in the way of providing information and making decisions more timely and accurately.

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Pork industry calls for disease outbreak vaccine bank

DES MOINES — With new farm bill negotiations beginning, the pork industry has made it clear what’s at the top of its wish list: a vaccine bank with a large enough supply to handle the first two weeks of a foot and mouth disease outbreak.

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Generosity is a hallmark of America’s farmers

Recently, two neighboring farmers knocked on the door of our farm house. “Would it be alright,” one of them asked, “if two elves showed up someday to turn your woodpile into firewood?”

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Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

2 1/2 C. fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blackberries

June 22, 2017 4:45 pm(0)
Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

1 C. all-purpose flour

June 22, 2017 4:45 pm(0)
Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

1/2 C. unsalted butter

June 22, 2017 4:45 pm(0)
Farm stands provide popular ingredients for summer treats

Farm stands provide popular ingredients for summer treats

MARIONVILLE, Mo. — On a warm June morning in Marionville, Mo., customers showed up at the Murphy Orchard, looking over a colorful array of fresh fruits and vegetables.

June 22, 2017 4:45 pm Photos

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Extension sees change, challenges

Extension sees change, challenges

Is Extension still relevant? George Czapar thinks so.

June 22, 2017 3:00 pm Photos

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Senate considers change to E15 use

Senate considers change to E15 use

The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would change federal language that presently restricts usage of ethanol blends over 10 percent during the summer months.

June 22, 2017 2:30 pm(0)
Sprayer

Sprayer

June 22, 2017 1:41 pm
Iowa Land Price

Iowa Land Price

June 22, 2017 12:40 pm
Illinois State Fair

Illinois State Fair

June 22, 2017 11:24 am
Extension educator Nathan Johanning

Extension educator Nathan Johanning

Extension educator Nathan Johanning discusses pumpkin production at a 2016 field day in Franklin County, Ill. Delivering information to farmers is among many duties the University of Illinois service provides.

June 22, 2017 10:25 am
George Czapar

George Czapar

George Czapar

June 22, 2017 10:26 am
Mike Maddox

Mike Maddox

Mike Maddox’s job with the University of Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener program shows the diversity of specialties now covered by different states’ services.

June 22, 2017 10:08 am
Cattle producers rely on new tech, data

Cattle producers rely on new tech, data

Remember the first cell phones, those bulky gadgets that always seemed to be more trouble than they were worth? Did you ever think you would be able to store production records on it?

June 22, 2017 10:00 am Photos

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electronic ear tags

electronic ear tags

The CowManager electronic ear tags monitor behavior (eating, rumination, activity) of steers while they are on research trials at Iowa State University. 

June 22, 2017 8:43 am
tablet tracking feed intake

tablet tracking feed intake

A producer uses a tablet in the feedlot to track feed intake of a pen of cattle.

June 22, 2017 8:45 am