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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Stockton, IL-- Producers wanting to make the most of their forage production and pastures will want to attend the combined 2019 Illinois Forage Institute and Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference on March 8th in Stockton, IL.  Forage management techniques will be discussed throughout the day and include the following topics: Putting more Alfalfa into the Pasture Mix, Aggressive and Dangerous Weeds ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Newsletter
Friday, February 08, 2019
WOODSTOCK, IL- The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) assisted local animal control departments on several impounds, rescuing a total of 11 freezing animals during the polar vortex.  At the coldest hours of the deep freeze, HAHS received several calls to assist with the investigation of complaints of hooved animal neglect.  Local temperatures had reached a low of -25 degrees, with windchills ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, February 08, 2019
Spring is less than two months away! A great way to prepare for the 2019 cropping season is to attend the Northern Illinois Crop Management Conference. The Illinois Crop Management Conference provides an opportunity for producers to hear research-based information on current crop production issues. This conference also promotes interaction and discussion between state specialists from the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education, Economic
Friday, February 08, 2019
Farm Analysis Solution Tools: Tools for Better Decisions  Freeport, IL---Join the University of Illinois Extension for FAST Training 2019. This is a workshop focused on making informed decisions using your computer and spreadsheet tools developed by members of the University of Illinois’ farmdoc team. This one-day hands-on workshop will further participants’ understandings of Microsoft Excel ...read more
Categories: Economic, Education, Press Release
Friday, February 08, 2019
Local native Steven Preston sets to further advance the Goodwill® mission by locking arms on the ground and providing support and resources.  ROCKFORD, IL  — Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Stateline Area (Goodwill Northern Illinois) was honored with a visit from the new Goodwill Industries International (GII) President and CEO Steven C. Preston recently. Preston, former ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Durand, IL---The 2018 harvest season was an unusually wet one for producers in the Midwest, with extensive late-season rainfall causing many issues for producers. Late season rains coupled with cooler temperatures not only slowed down harvest operations but also provided an opportunity for soil compaction to take place. In addition to having lasting impacts on crop productivity, soil compaction ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Education
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
FREEPORT, IL. – February 4, 2019 - The Freeport Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for its spring 2019 grant cycle.  On-line application procedure and grant guidelines are available on the website at www.freeportcommunityfoundation.org , by calling the Foundation at 815-801-3035, or emailing to fcfdirector@freeportcommunityfoundation.org.  Online registration is ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, January 31, 2019
When talking about nutrient loss in tile, the most commonly discussed nutrient is nitrogen its mobile nitrate form. However, recent studies have shown the importance of monitoring tile for another nutrient with well-known abilities to pollute water sources, phosphorous. Phosphorous is non-mobile in the soil because it adheres very closely with soil particles, so losses with this nutrient are ...read more
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Tomato production, agroforestry, industrial hemp production, soil health, and digital marketing are some of the topics to be covered in this year’s Small Farms Winter Webinar Series. Presented by the University of Illinois Extension, these free webinars allow participants to learn about new and emerging topics in a one-hour presentation.  “Each year, we try to determine topics for small farms ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Thursday, January 31, 2019
FREEPORT, IL – January 28, 2019 – The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Freeport Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for its spring 2019 grant cycle.  On-line application procedures and grant guidelines are available on the website at www.freeportcommunityfoundation.org, by calling the Foundation at 815‑801‑3035, or emailing ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, January 14, 2019
Limited exhibition space remains for the 2019 Stephenson County Home Show to be held March 16th and 17th at the Highland Community College / YMCA Sports Complex in Freeport.  Show hours are Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 11-4.  Admission is free and there will be concessions available.  The show annually features area businesses including investment companies, contractors, communications experts, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Freeport, IL---Join the University of Illinois Extension for FAST Training 2019. This is a workshop focused on making informed decisions using your computer and spreadsheet tools developed by members of the University of Illinois’ farmdoc team. This one-day hands-on workshop will further participants’ understandings of Microsoft Excel applications and introduce FAST spreadsheets developed by ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article