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Annie’s Project Empowers Women in Agriculture
ALBION, Ill.— Women may be an underrepresented group in the field of agriculture, but thanks to a local course, area participants can receive support and guidance. Annie's Project is a training program designed to empower women in agriculture through education, networks, and resources. Illinois...
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Pesticide Applicator/Operator In-Person Testing this Winter
Pesticide Applicator/Operator In-Person testing will again be available locally this winter. Sessions will be held in Edwards, Richland, and Wayne Counties. Testing is free and is provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Extension. Individuals must register for testing. To...
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Barrow Boosters in Second Year of Program
Last year was the beginning of the Barrow Boosters program for Edwards County 4-H members that would like to take a swine project. There were nine members that took advantage of the program.  The youth received their barrows in March of 2022 and had them ready for the Swine Show in July.  The...
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Study forecasts tile drainage and crop rotation changes for nitrogen loss
URBANA, Ill. – Midwestern agriculture contributes the vast majority of nitrogen in the Gulf of Mexico, causing an oxygen-starved hypoxic zone and challenging coastal economies. State and federal policies have tried for decades to provide solutions and incentives, but the hypoxic zone keeps...

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