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Local residents gathered at the Philo Tavern last Thursday at a Coffee Shop Tour to raise money for Earth Partners.
Earth Partners is an agriculture education program for kindergartners through 12th graders. The program provides classroom materials for teachers and students.
Read the full story in the April 4 issue of The County Star.
News-Gazette Farm Leader of the Year Jack Murray was honored at a banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Four area residents were among those honored at the Champaign County Soil & Water Conservation District’s 70th annual meeting on Friday.
University of Illinois Extension announces an upcoming screening of Deborah Koons Garcia’s film, “Symphony of the Soil,” in October.
This year’s annual College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Salute to Agriculture Day event at the University of Illinois is Saturday, Sept. 15.
A demonstration of field and wash equipment for small vegetable farms will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the University of Illinois Sustainable Student Farm (SSF).
The following equipment will be demonstrated:
· Lay-down weeder
· Water-wheel transplanting system
· Multiple tool-bar setup for an Allis G Electric tractor and how it fits into system
With the evolution of technology and lifestyles on farms, the outbuildings that once studded the landscape have often become obsolete. But some area people have found ways to repurpose those old structures and to give them new life as functional living spaces.
Visitors to the 2012 University of Illinois Agronomy Day on Aug. 16 are invited to visit the U of I Arboretum’s booth to register for guided tours of the arboretum. Tours of Japan House (including a tea ceremony), the Idea Garden, and the Pollinatarium will also be available.
If you have a plant in need of expert help, bring it to the University of Illinois Plant Clinic booth during the U of I 2012 Agronomy Day on Aug. 16. Diagnosticians in the areas of plant disease, insect and weed identification will be on hand.
Kay Gilliland's garden at her home in Savoy on Thursday, June 28, 2012.