Agribusiness
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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
Drive any rural road in Edgar County and columns of dust are easily spotted where farmers are cutting beans and shelling corn.Harvesting started approximately two weeks ago and farmers are … more
Whether it was showing cattle, horses or participating in showmanship competition, it was another great Illinois State Fair for Edgar County participants.Wolf Mound’s Girl on Fire, owned and … more
The aroma of 1,400 pounds of pork chops will fill the air at the Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds this afternoon as the annual 4-H Barbecue is scheduled from 4-7 p.m.According to Brad Cash, who along … more
What started as an admirable effort to save a hive of honeybees has become a small hobby business and is struggling against the forces of nature to expand.Brothers-in-law Terry Sullivan and Mark … more
The Edgar County 4-H Livestock Judging Team has won every contest they’ve participated in this season but the four-member team has eyes on a bigger prize — the Illinois 4-H Livestock … more
It is not quite a top-secret operation, but an opportunity to visit the garden kept by long-time friends Pat Padgett and Bill Clark requires an invitation and usually an escorted drive to the remote … more
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