Hemp research a win-win for new Midwestern crop Industrial hemp is one of the fasting growing crops across Midwestern fields and researchers are recruiting producers in the race to learn more. New resource hub connects unit staff across state Molly Foster, Elaine Kaple, and Amy Spence have a decade of combined knowledge and experience. 4-H service project brushes off invasives In 1830, a young Abraham Lincoln traveled from Indiana with his family to settle in Illinois. Almost two centuries later, new young leaders are following in his footsteps by preserving the state’s natural legacy at his namesake park. Smaller turkeys, lower prices on Thanksgiving menu With more intimate gatherings being the new norm for Thanksgiving and Christmas, small whole turkeys at lower prices are on the menu in 2020. Diabetes Tools and Resources 1 in 10 people in the U.S. have diabetes. This collection of diabetes webinars, tools and resources on meal planning, stress management and other topics can help people with diabetes understand risk factors and adopt healthy behaviors to better manage their diabetes. Illinois Master Gardener volunteers recognized for their dedication You may not know the names of Illinois’ Master Gardeners, but you know their work. Horticulture is their passion and their mission is helping others learn to grow.