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Farmers needed to 'adopt' Cook County Classrooms

07/08/2022 @ 2:30 pm | By Kay Shipman, FarmWeek

A staple of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) is returning and bringing a farmer’s personal touch to classrooms across Cook County.

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.

Industrial Hemp Tricky Crop to Grow, Store, Sell

11/01/2018 @ 12:45 pm | By Kay Shipman, Farmweek

Illinois farmers await state rules to grow industrial hemp. However, those rules won’t tackle marketing challenges and agronomic unknowns.

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