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Record numbers of Illinois students study ag, Join FFA
09/22/2020 @ 7:50 am | By Kay Shipman, Farmweek

Across Illinois, students set records for agriculture class enrollment and for FFA membership, based on recently released 2019-20 school year data.

Family Farm and Food Bytes
09/05/2020 @ 1:30 pm

Fact Check: Pigs aren't Poisonous (Reuters) – Posts on Facebook claim that pigs are “poisonous”, that they are difficult to kill with strychnine or other poisons, that they harbor over a dozen parasites, and that “there is no safe temperature at which pork can be cooked” to ensure that such parasites will be killed. This claim is largely false.

Recipe of the Month
09/05/2020 @ 9:30 am

The 2020 Cookfresh Recipe Collection is a special “throwback” edition for our 100th year. Recipes selected from decades of submissions to commemorate our Centennial. Recipe booklets are available now.

Horseradish Fun Facts!
09/05/2020 @ 7:00 am

Some facts on Horseradish, From the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom SM Calendar for Teachers.

Nursery Crops and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
09/04/2020 @ 3:45 pm

Are you a nursery crop or cut flower producer whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

Agritourism farms striving to safely offer fall famly traditions
09/04/2020 @ 11:30 am

As Cook County area families consider their annual farm fall traditions such as pumpkin patches, apple picking, u-pick vegetables, and other agritourism activities, local farmers are taking steps to protect their staff and guests. Area farmers are doing their best to help guests maintain safe conditions. Families may have to plan ahead, especially during peak fall days.

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