What COVID-19 means for your dinner table
Headlines about dairy farms dumping milk and livestock being euthanized are a sharp contrast to empty meat cases. The novel coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the nation’s food supply chain, resulting in increased prices for panicked shoppers and major losses for Illinois farmers.
4-H woodworker shines with Sawdust & Sparkles business
“Measure twice, cut once,” is a rule Clinton County 4-H member Evie Ribbing knows by heart along with the 4-H pledge. What started as a woodworking project, has grown into a business new venture – Sawdust and Sparkles by E - for this entrepreneurial 12-year-old.
Mentoring World-Class Citizens
Tom Bates knows that the shooting sports 4-H club is about so much more than just teaching kids to safely use a gun or bow. At a state training Bates attended, someone asked how to train world-class trap shooters. Bates remembers the response almost word-for-word. “We’re not training world-class shooters. Hopefully, we are training some world-class citizens.”
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Budget-friendly tips for staying active, eating healthy
“I visit classrooms, housing communities, early childhood centers, lunchrooms, and food pantries to provide nutrition education to talk about how to keep our bodies healthy from the inside out.” -Kellie Roecker, SNAP—Education Instructor
Dig Into Our Industrial Hemp Production Resources
Industrial hemp can be used in building materials and cloth, as food for animals and people, and as CBD. Illinois Extension offers a variety of resources for farmers who are interested in hemp production and marketing.
Weekly Webinar Series for Small Farm Producers
Learn about the best ways to grow profitable, environmentally friendly crops in our Small Farms Winter Webinar Series. This year’s topics include asparagus production, raising goats and sheep, and farm stress, to name a few.
Achieve Financial Freedom with a Money Mentor
Learn more about personal financial management through Extension’s Money Mentor program. Our trained money mentor volunteers meet with people individually to help them make a budget, set goals, manage credit, and more.