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Read article: Data Intensive Farm Management
Data Intensive Farm Management
With thin profit margins and the high cost of inputs, there is a need to make farming more efficient and profitable. One way researchers and...
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Read article: Combating herbicide resistance: the role of integrated weed management (IWM) in modern agriculture
Combating herbicide resistance: the role of integrated weed management (IWM) in modern agriculture
Farmers are at the forefront of the fight against weeds. When livelihoods are on the line and herbicide resistance continues to be a growing problem...
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Read article: What is regenerative agriculture?
What is regenerative agriculture?
Regenerative agriculture may just sound like a new buzz word in the sustainable production space, but what does this term actually mean and why...
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Read article: ISAP Soil Health Leadership Program
ISAP Soil Health Leadership Program
Soil health is a vital component for productive fields, but it is a complex topic. The Illinois Sustainable Ag...

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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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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

Gracie Schleef

Ford-Iroquois Counties 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator