IAITC, Illinois Reading Council on the same page with ag
The state's 36 reading councils have more than 1,000 ambassadors promoting reading and selected books by Illinois authors.
Published July 12, 2019 Source: | Tags: Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC), Kay Shipman, ag education, ag literacy
Preregistration due today for nutrient field day
An upcoming Field Day will highlight nutrient practices and teamwork. The event "offers an opportunity to see what can be done to make the collaboration bigger and wider."
Published July 10, 2019 Source: | Tags: nutrient management, field day, Fulton County, conservation, Kay Shipman
SIU scientists share studies on nutrient management, water quality at IFB Field Day
The Field Day was sponsored by SIU College of Agricultural Sciences, Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council and Illinois Farm Bureau.
Published July 9, 2019 Source: | Tags: SIUC Field Day, SIUC, Southern Illinois University, Kay Shipman, nutrient management, water quality, Illinois NREC
Illinois' new House Ag Committee chair shares farm experiences
Chicago native with horticulture experience took over vacated seat, hopes to visit more farms.
Published June 11, 2019 Source: | Tags: Rep. Sonya Harper, Illinois House Agriculture and Conservation Committee, Christian County, Kay Shipman
Fish and Wildlife pushes back deadline for monarch decision
IFB part of ag coalition already working on a 20-year plan to support monarchs.
Published May 31, 2019 Source: | Tags: monarch, Illinois Ag for Monarchs, Illinois Monarch Action Plan, Illinois Monarch Project, monarch butterflies, policy news, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Act (ESA), Lyndsey Ramsey, Kay Shipman
IFB Action Request: Call senators to oppose progressive tax
State Senate to vote on measure after holiday break.
Published April 22, 2019 Source: | Tags: policy news, IFB action request, take action, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, policy proposals, income tax, flat income tax system, progressive income tax, General Assembly, IFB president, Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr., Kay Shipman