Illinois Extension and the Department of Animal Sciences are pleased to announce the upcoming Beef Field Day at the University of Illinois Dixon Springs Agricultural Center (DSAC) on Tuesday, August 3. The field day covers current research that impacts cow/calf producers and provides an update on the ongoing research at DSAC. [Read more...]
Area residents will have an opportunity to learn basic principles of safe hunting at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources hunter safety certification course. Participants must attend all 10 hours of instruction to complete the course and receive their safety certification. [Read more...]
The White County 4-H Livestock Show was held Wednesday, July 14 at the White County Fairgrounds in Carmi. 4-H members exhibited their animals in classes for Beef Cattle, Goats, Sheep, and Swine. In the Goat Show, Promiss Roser showed the Grand Champion Dairy Doe with Daisy Roser showing the Reserve Champion Dairy Doe. [Read more...]
On Thursday August 5, 2021 beginning at 7:30 a.m., the University of Illinois Dixon Springs Agricultural Center will be kicking off a monthly educational forum which will highlight on-going research conducted at the center and in the agricultural industry. This will be held the first Thursday of each month with various topics covered. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with staff and receive an overview of the current research conducted at Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. Angie Messmer, Director of Dixon Springs Agricultural Center and County Extension Director will provide a brief overview of the center and program updates. [Read more...]
University of Illinois Extension is excited to team up with Grant and Casey Bauman to host the fourth and final twilight meeting at Bauman Family Farms in Vienna, on Monday, August 16, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. University of Illinois Extension Educators Bronwyn Aly, Katie Bell, and Nathan Johanning have been partnering with area farms over the past seven years to provide evening “twilight meetings” to highlight and demonstrate diverse farming enterprises across southern Illinois. [Read more...]
Written by Heather Willis
After a year’s hiatus from in-person programming, the Ewing Demonstration Center is excited to host their annual Agronomy Field Day on Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon with a lunch to follow. The event will feature various educators and campus faculty as they provide best management practices for local growers.
Ewing Demonstration Center has served the agricultural community of southern Illinois since 1910. Research at the center includes various trials for corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat, and cover crops. The center has featured no-till research and demonstration plots for more than 50 years as it offers representative growing conditions for southern Illinois. The event will feature the following speakers: [Read more...]
The University of Illinois Extension is excited to be the host for the third of four twilight meetings at the Baebler Educational Farm in Waterloo on Monday, July 12, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. University of Illinois Extension Educators Bronwyn Aly, Katie Bell, and Nathan Johanning have been partnering with area farms over the past seven years to provide evening “twilight meetings” to highlight and demonstrate diverse farming enterprises across southern Illinois. [Read more...]
The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers announcement of their intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
“Illinois Farm Bureau is extremely disappointed that the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have announced their intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, a rule that was hailed by farmers just one year ago for the clarity and common-sense oversight it brought to clean water efforts. [Read more...]