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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
2 1/2 C. fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blackberries
1 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 C. unsalted butter
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.
Is Extension still relevant? George Czapar thinks so.
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.
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.
Mike Maddox’s job with the University of Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener program shows the diversity of specialties now covered by different states’ services.
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?
The CowManager electronic ear tags monitor behavior (eating, rumination, activity) of steers while they are on research trials at Iowa State University.
A producer uses a tablet in the feedlot to track feed intake of a pen of cattle.