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Read article: New pesticide licensing fee schedule in place
New pesticide licensing fee schedule in place
You may have noticed that the pesticide licensing fees increased this year. For some background as to why this increase was necessary, we turned to...
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Read article: Use these tools to help navigate how climate change is affecting growers
Use these tools to help navigate how climate change is affecting growers
As we get closer to this year’s growing season, it’s important to remember that the changes to the climate are also affecting local weather patterns...
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Read article: The NLRS, nitrogen applications, & crop insurance
The NLRS, nitrogen applications, & crop insurance
Are you a farmer who's been dealing with the challenges of split-applying nitrogen or considering post-planting applications but worried about the...
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Read article: When it rains, it pours
When it rains, it pours
In the last few years, we have experienced several extreme weather events associated with climate change from droughts to intense rain events and...

News Releases

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McHenry County Farm Stroll 2023
McHenry County Farm Stroll 2023 Offers Tours of 11 Family-Owned Small Farms and McHenry County College Student Farm Woodstock, Ill. – Come out for an autumn day in the country! On Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., McHenry County will host its annual Farm Stroll, a free self-...
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Considerations when hiring a farm manager
URBANA, Ill. — Managing a farm is a big job. From determining cash rent to planning the next planting or calving season, a farm manager can be an experienced asset to help when making decisions about a farm. Guessing around decision-making can cost farmers thousands in potential revenues that...

Videos

New Tools for Healthy Waterway

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy is a multi-agency partnership that works to keep our waterways and everything downstream healthy. Explore the three new best practices that have recently been added to the list of recommended practices: water and sediment control basins, saturated...

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Gracie Schleef

Ford-Iroquois Counties 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator