State Fair Roundtable
During Ag Day at the state fair Representatives LaHood, Davis, and Bustos were part of a panel discussion about ag issues in DC. The discussion was co-hosted by Adam Nielsen with Illinois Farm Bureau.
ILFB Nutrient Issues Tour
Terry Boydstun of Knox County was one of 15 IL Farm Bureau members who went to Iowa this month to learn about the state’s nutrient issues. They spoke with farmers about practices that keep nutrients for the crops, and they visited with leaders about strategies and legal efforts within the state. TerryBoydstun seg 1
Rhonda Ferree, U of I Extension Horticulture Specialist, talks about different things to do this time of year, including planting fall vegetables, watching for different worms, and dealing with mosquitoes.
GROWMARK – Sustainability
At the state fair we visited with GROWMARK President and Board Chairman John Reifsteck and Director of Corporate & Government Relations Chuck Spencer, talking about sustainability for farmers and for the cooperative.
Dianna Wara, Champion Baker
Dianna Wara of Washington has won many awards as a competitive baker, and she has recipes posted on many internet websites. We talked about her passion for baking last week during the state fair. SF Dianna Wara seg 2