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A University of Illinois Extension webinar will discuss the commodity program choices available in Title I of the 2014 Farm Bill at a webinar at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13 at the Piatt, DeWitt and Macon County Cooperative Extension offices.
The Land Conservation Foundation (LCF) held a reception at the Urbana Country Club on Dec. 12 to recognize donors who made generous in-kind or cash donations to the non-profit organization.
By Aleigha Alexander
MHS FFA reporter
Monticello FFA’s Horse Judging teams took part in the FFA Horse Judging contest at Black Hawk College on Sept. 14.There were over 200 FFA members that competed. Students evaluated halter, riding, and showmanship classes.
When Ulla Kehlet Merrild wanted to tour major agricultural operations outside of her native Denmark, she knew there was no better place than Central Illinois, where she spent a year as an exchange student at Monticello High School.
Nicole Sperry of Monticello and Cheryl Day of Cerro Gordo have been elected as alternate delegates to the 130th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 18 in Louisville, Ky., reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.
Nearly 15 percent of households in Illinois face food insecurity, which amounts to an estimated two million people, according to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. In Macon County alone, more than 16,500 people struggle to find food.
An informational meeting on Monticello FFA Alumni will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the 4-H Memorial Camp Dining Hall near Allerton Park. Those interested in becoming an FFA Alumni member can attend, enjoy a free meal and learn about the program.
Sager Farms will have peaches at the Monticello Farmers Market this Thursday. The market runs from 3 to 6 p.m. at E. Livingston and N. State Streets.
For the fourth straight week, most of Illinois received cooler temperatures and below average temperatures, prompting concerns that it could affect the corn and soybean crops.
This year Winfield, owned by Land O Lakes Inc., helped the Cerro Gordo FFA chapter grow and maintain a vegetable plot at Van Horn in Cerro Gordo, to help the community food banks.