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Read article: How Extension drives student experiences in agriculture
How Extension drives student experiences in agriculture
The North Central Region Water Network is a 12-state Extension-led collaboration focused on ensuring...
Prairie planting
Read article: Are these tools in your toolbox? Prairie strips
Are these tools in your toolbox? Prairie strips
Prairie strips are notably not a very well-known...
Dry wetland
Read article: Navigating extreme weather impacts on Illinois agriculture
Navigating extreme weather impacts on Illinois agriculture
As the climate continues to change, we are seeing more frequent, extreme weather events. With these weather events occurring more often,...
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Read article: 2023 Dixon Springs Beef Day
2023 Dixon Springs Beef Day
Dixon Springs Ag Center to Host Beef Day Illinois Extension and the University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences are pleased to announce the...

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-...
Far view of the scene of a farm fire.
Stay alert, be prepared for increased risk of farm fires during harvest
URBANA, Ill. — Severe drought and current environmental conditions have the Midwest on alert as fire risks are higher than usual during equipment rollout for corn and soybean harvest. From lack of precipitation to low soil moisture and dry vegetation, these conditions, when paired with hot,...
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Students harvest knowledge about agriculture
OREGON, Ill. - Two hundred eighty-seven Ogle and Carroll County fourth and fifth graders descended upon the Ogle County Fairgrounds on September 7 and 8 to harvest information about modern agriculture and its influences on daily living.  Hosted by University of Illinois Extension, Ag Awareness...
Students speak with a recruiter from SIU during career field day
Students learn about agriculture career paths during field day
EWING, Ill. – While the industry may be saturated with job opportunities, many teens and young adults simply don’t know which path to take. Illinois Extension connects students directly with higher education and career opportunities each year through the Agricultural Careers and Technology...


Everyday Environment: New Tools for Healthy Waterways

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy is a multi-agency partnership that works to keep our waterways and everything downstream healthy. In this webinar you will explore the three new best practices that have recently been added to the list of recommended practices: water and sediment...