Agricultural Education Teachers Named to Beginning Teacher Grant Program 2023
Four beginning Illinois agriculture education teachers were recently recognized by the IAA Foundation with Illinois Agricultural Education Teacher Grants for their efforts during their first year in the field.
Published September 14, 2023 Source: Illinois Farm Bureau | Tags: news release, press release, Ag Education Teacher Grant Program, IAA Foundation
Illinois Agriculture Retail Survey Shows Farmers’ Progress in Reducing Nutrient Loss
Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA), alongside several agricultural partners, today announced preliminary findings from the first-ever IL Ag Retail Survey, setting a new baseline to track nutrient management practice adoptio…
Published August 29, 2023 Source: Illinois Farm Bureau | Tags: press release, news release, Illinois NLRS, nlrs
Winners of 23rd Illinois State Fair Master Showmanship Contest Announced
Sixty young livestock exhibitors vied for the title of “Grand Champion Overall Master Showman” on Aug. 11 during the 2023 Illinois State Fair Master Showmanship Contest.
Published August 14, 2023 Source: Illinois Farm Bureau | Tags: Master Showmanship Contest, Illinois State Fair, News release, Press release
Statement From the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Sackett v. EPA
"Illinois Farm Bureau celebrates today’s unanimous decision by the Supreme Court regarding Sackett v. EPA, which confirms EPA overstepped its authority under the Clean Water Act by restricting private property owners from developing their l…
Published May 25, 2023 Source: | Tags: IFB statement, WOTUS
Illinois Farm Bureau Kicks Off Summer Nutrient Stewardship Field Days
Farmers and the agricultural research community are coming together once again to highlight soil and water conservation practices during upcoming Summer Nutrient Stewardship Field Days.
Published May 19, 2023 Source: | Tags: press release, media release, NLRS, field day, IFB nutrient stewardship grants, Nutrient Stewardship Field Day
Black Vulture Depredation Permits Now Available for Impacted Livestock Farmers
The black vulture population has increased in Illinois in recent years, particularly in the southern portion of the state. These birds often prey on young livestock, causing injury and sometimes death, creating major financial losses for so…
Published April 12, 2023 Source: Illinois Farm Bureau | Tags: news release, media release, livestock
Cook County Board of Commissioners Unanimously Pass Pro Agriculture Resolution
Cook County agriculture goes far beyond the farm gate, cultivating a diverse landscape of jobs including traditional row crops, urban farming, livestock, food processing and so much more.
Published April 4, 2023 Source: | Tags: news release, media release, pro agriculture resolution, urban agriculture
Illinois Farm Bureau to Host Spring Nutrient Stewardship Field Days
As farmers gear up to head back into the fields for another successful planting season, water quality and soil health remain top of mind.
Published March 17, 2023 Source: | Tags: news release, press release, media release, NLRS, nutrient stewardship, Nutrient Stewardship Field Day
Bureau County Farmer Reflects on Past Leadership in Ag Industry, Excited for Future and "We are the 96%" Campaign
Jim Rapp’s legacy of ag leadership in Illinois made him a perfect fit for the recent “We are the 96%” consumer engagement campaign. His knowledge of important agriculture issues is a body of knowledge that will be tough to pass down, though…
Published March 8, 2023 Source: | Tags: We are the 96, Illinois Farm Families, press release, media release, news release
"We are the 96%" Consumer Engagement Campaign Mimics Real Life for Macon County Farmer
Macon County farmer Blake Noland knows first-hand the misconceptions people sometimes have when they picture a modern farm. That’s why Noland has teamed up with local farmers to build opportunities for consumers to engage with the people wh…
Published March 3, 2023 Source: | Tags: news release, press release, media release, Illinois Farm Families, We are the 96