As a third-generation family farmer, Dan Biernacki’s commitment to farming and the greenhouse business started at the age of four when he would wash out plant pots for his mom and dad. He returned to the greenhouse full-time after finishing college.
Farmers are taking steps to support monarchs and other pollinators including: Planting pollinator habitat, including milkweed and other flowers that bloom from May through October along roadsides, infield corners and around your homestead.
The capital construction plan for road construction projects took yet another interesting turn this past May. Senator Martin Sandoval, Chairperson of the Senate Transportation Committee, introduced a new amendment that includes a Motor Fuel Tax and other fee increases.
Some facts on Soybean, From the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom 2018-19 Calendar for Teachers.
Cook County Farm Bureau® is donating $500 to local food pantries this month!
The only thing you have to do is VOTE for your favorite food pantry! The food pantry that receives the most votes will receive a $350 donation and the food pantry that receives the second most votes will receive a $150 donation.
As a fourth-generation family farmer Gerry Kopping has always wanted to farm. He grew up pulling weeds and riding on tractors with his grandfather. As a young man, he raised corn, hay and livestock.
While he was studying to teach agriculture to high school students, Kopping worked at Ludwig’s Feed Store in Lemont. While at work he talked with customers who owned horses and were concerned about urban sprawl and the effect it was having on farms and horse boarding facilities. Shortly after those conversations, Kopping approached his parents about transitioning space in their barn to horse stalls. What started with five horses and forty acres of crop land is now a hundred horses and five hundred acres of crop land.
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