Kane County Farm Bureau, partners adapting milk donation challenge
The late October project aims to collect enough monetary donations to buy 10,000 gallons of milk that will be distributed to food pantries.
Published October 12, 2018 Source: | Tags: Kane County Farm Bureau, 10-gallon challenge, dairy farmers, Northern Illinois Food Ban, milk donations, 10, 000 gallons, Kay Shipman
Find hands-on tech assistance at IFB Food Conference
The 3-day conference includes a produce safety class to satisfy FSMA training requirements.
Published October 8, 2018 Source: | Tags: IFB Local-Regional Food Conference, Live Local, events, local food conference, specialty growers, Raghela Scavuzzo, Kay Shipman
Collegiate Farm Bureau draws students, adds new campuses
New groups launched this fall at Black Hawk College East in Galva and Kaskaskia College in Centralia.
Published October 2, 2018 Source: | Tags: collegiate Farm Bureau, Black Hawk College East, Kaskaskia College, Lake Land College, Kay Shipman, student opportunities, Courtney Vitzthum
'To have more stress lifted off my shoulders means a lot'
One of four beginning ag teachers to receive IAA Foundation grants hopes the program inspires others to offer their support.
Published September 21, 2018 Source: | Tags: IAA Foundation, Marissa Modglin, agriculture education teacher grant, grants, Kay Shipman, ag education
IFB appreciative of harvest season emergency declaration
Action allows farmers statewide to apply for a special permit that allows them to haul crops up to a maximum 10 percent over the standard weight restriction.
Published September 10, 2018 Source: | Tags: harvest 2018, Harvest Season Emergency, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, Kay Shipman, harvest season permit, harvest season emergency declaration, IDOT
Bureau County milestone increasing nutrient knowledge
Illinois Farm Bureau part of partnership working to install bioreactor, improve water quality in the county.
Published August 29, 2018 Source: | Tags: nutrient management, sustainability, Bureau Acounty Farm Bureau, woodchip bioreactor, nitrates, soil conservation, Ganschow, Kay Shipman
Statewide candidates focus on ag, fiscal priorities
Illinois governor, attorney general candidates weigh in on variety of rural issues during forum with farmers.
Published August 24, 2018 Source: | Tags: Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, Republican, Democrat, roundtable forum, gubernatorial candidate, JB Pritzker, Illinois Agricultural Legislative Roundtable Candidate Forum, attorney general candidates, Kay Shipman
Northern farmers face nutrient, cover crop challenges
Crop adviser hopes research project answers some of farmers' biggest questions about cover crops.
Published July 18, 2018 Source: | Tags: nutrient management, cover crops, Northern Illinois, Kay Shipman