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The Monticello FFA held its annual banquet on Sunday, May 5.
The event included many awards, officers’ retiring addresses, new officers being installed, and senior recognition.
With plenty of April showers, local gardeners got a head start on producing May flowers at the Monticello Main Street May Home and Garden Market last Saturday in downtown Monticello.
The 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello was host to 246 Piatt County fourth graders on April 30, as sunny skies and warm temperatures welcomed the youth to the annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day.
With nine different stations set up at the camp, students learned everything from water and electrical safety to the more rural issues of tractor safety.
For Monticello High School senior Cory Magsamen, the second time was the charm at the State FFA Proficiency Awards. The four-year FFA participant advanced to the final five in his category last spring, but took it up a level this year and took the overall state title.
News-Gazette Farm Leader of the Year Jack Murray was honored at a banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Should Piatt County reduce the 20-acre minimum required for home-building on agricultural land? Voters will get a chance to chime in on this issue through an April 9 advisory referendum. The question was placed on the ballot by the Piatt County Board.
Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) workshop is being offered by University of Illinois Extension Unit 13 on Monday, March 4 at the Champaign County Extension Office, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, Suite D, Champaign.
Is the drought over?
It depends on who you ask. Climatologists say for most residents in Central Illinois, the answer is yes. But if you are a farmer, the answer is ‘not quite.’
Piatt County Farm Bureau Food Challenge competitors enjoyed racing their shopping carts through the County Market in Monticello in a three-minute contest held Feb. 12.