Agriculture

Horse show held

The Champaign County 4-H Horse Show was held on Friday at the Fisher Community Fair.


Gifford tree planting planned

Last April, the Rotary Club of Champaign partnered with the Champaign County Farm Bureau and the tornado-ravaged Gifford community to help plant more than 200 trees with the help of more than 200 volunteers.


Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

Technology and the challenges of feeding a higher world population were among the issues discussed at the 103rd annual meeting of the Champaign County Farm Bureau.
Tolono area farmer Lin Warfel stepped down as president and thanked his wife, Kay, for her support.
“She counsels me very wisely,” Warfel said.

Read the full story in the March 26 issue of The County Star.


2015 Small Farms Webinar Series

The University of Illinois Extension Small Farm Webinar Series is a weekly educational event for the small farm community that provides practical knowledge on emerging topics that advance local food production in Illinois.


2015 Invasive pest awareness workshops will focus on early detection and response

University of Illinois Extension has announced the dates for its 2015 Illinois First Detector Invasive Pest Workshops covering important landscape and nursery pests, diseases, and invasive plants. Workshops will be offered at eight locations in Illinois beginning in January 2015.


Livestock Show winners named

Champaign County 4-H members and their beef, goat, sheep, swine, poultry and rabbit projects participated in the 4-H Livestock Show at the Champaign County Fairgrounds on July 24.
Erin Lopez, Sadorus, of the Sadorus 4-H All-Stars Club, was honored to receive the Esworthy memorial trophy as the winner of Swine Junior Showmanship.


4-H Livestock Show held

The Champaign County 4-H Livestock Show was held July 24 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana.


Historic farms sought for book

The publisher of an upcoming book honoring historic family-owned farms in Illinois says initial response to its publicity campaign has been overwhelming, despite the fact that a large number of farm owners still haven't heard about the project.


Philo Tavern hosts annual Earth Partners Coffee Shop Tour

Earth Partners’ annual Coffee Shop Tour made its way to the Philo Tavern on March 27.
At the Philo Tavern stop, Dick Miller served as chairman, and Dennis Riggs was the auctioneer for a basket of locally produced products that drew a high bid of $4,300.
Earth Partners was established in 1993 and was a pilot program for the state.


Sadorus farmer honored with annual award

A retired rural Sadorus farmer was the 45th person to receive the News-Gazette’s Farm Leader of the Year award during a banquet last Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn.


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