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When Bryce Kohlmeyer and Alivia Cline talk agriculture they do so with verve about their passion for what they hope becomes a lifetime career. Agriculture has already shaped them and how they … more
Tractors pulling planters filled Edgar County and East Central Illinois fields this past weekend before more rains made the a return to the fields impossible by mid-week. Some farmers north and … more
HUME – It seems incongruous students attending a small school in the heart of farm country are not aware of the plant cycle or how food gets to the table. “We are in a food desert here,” … more
Those East Central Illinois residents who love to work in the dirt can get a bit depressed and stir crazy in winter. Looking out at the brown fields — or at the horses rolling around in the mud … more
Debby Jo Holmquist and her Showgirlz Sheep Company of Paris made history at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., in November. Holmquist’s one-year-old ram … more
CHRISMAN – An idea to support a community event has grown into a side business for Deborah Hale.When the Chrisman High School FFA started a farmers market three years ago Hale wanted to help … more
What began as a small garden for 4-H is now a two-acre plot filled with different varieties of vegetables and herbs after the Darin Kohlmeyer family found a niche to sell fresh produce at the local … more
Corn planting progress in the U.S. is nine points behind the five-year average of 14 percent, according to the USDA’s latest crop progress report. Last year, 15 percent of the corn crop had … more
KANSAS – Kansas High School FFA is not just for students who aspire to be production farmers.The organization is for students who are future leaders wanting to make positive changes, and they … more
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