Shelbina man named to Marketeers Hall of Fame
Agriculture

Shelbina man named to Marketeers Hall of Fame

Tim Lackey laughingly described the honor as more longevity than accomplishment. The Shelbina, Mo., man recently was named to the Hall of Fame by the Livestock Marketeers.

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Early-blooming plants are winter champs
Good Growing

Early-blooming plants are winter champs

Keep an eye out for winter-blooming plants

'Feed less, need less' to stretch short hay supply
Farm and Field

'Feed less, need less' to stretch short hay supply

"Feed less, need less" to stretch short hay supply

Speaker: Be proactive, not reactive, to 'new normal' weather
Agriculture

Speaker: Be proactive, not reactive, to 'new normal' weather

Weather was a top concern at Friday's 23rd annual Western Illinois/Northeast Missouri Crop Production Conference, where James Garriss with the Browning World Climate Bulletin was the morning's featured speaker.

Farmer donates grant money to Liberty music program
Education

Farmer donates grant money to Liberty music program

The Liberty School District's music program is reaching for a high note with new classes -- and some help from a local farmer who won a $2,500 grant through America's Farmers Grow Communities.

Stark Bro's new Scarlet Crush apple wins award
Business

Stark Bro's new Scarlet Crush apple wins award

Stark Bro's Nurseries and Orchards Co.'s new apple, Scarlet Crush, has received the Direct Gardening Association's 2018 Green Thumb award, which each year recognizes "outstanding new garden products available by mail or online."

Agriculture

Grants for Growing applications due Feb. 14

Applications are due Wednesday for the third annual Grants for Growing campaign.
The competitive grant program, sponsored by Tractor Supply Co., supports local FFA chapters across the country.

Leafy green vegetables are easy to grow
Good Growing

Leafy green vegetables are easy to grow

Growing leafy green vegetables

Illinois Farm Bureau trip expores similarities, differences between U.S., South American ag
Agriculture

Illinois Farm Bureau trip expores similarities, differences between U.S., South American ag

Traveling to South America with the Illinois Farm Bureau convinced Jeff Dowdall of one thing. "Farming's farming no matter where you're at," the Elvaston farmer said.