INDIANAPOLIS — Experts from Purdue Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture discussed the USDA crop report at the State Fair. It’s been a tale of two extremes — flooding and drought — for many Hoosier farms.
SPRINGFIELD — The 2017 Census of Agriculture confirms and contradicts some perceptions in Illinois.
ALTAMONT -- Handlers struggled at times with their Boer goats as they moved in a near-perfect circle around the watchful eye of a retired agriculture teacher, who brought his expertise to the arena at the Effingham County Fair.
PRINCETON, Ill. — Youth ages 5 through 12 joined University of Illinois Extension 4-H in a fun, educational Nature Detective Camp on Aug. 7 in Princeton. This half-day camp offered hands-on activities for youth to learn about habitats, birds, monarchs, and animal tracks. Youth created nature journals, went on a nature scavenger hunt, made butterfly life cycles, and took home milk jug birdhouses.
Kevin Oppermann grazes cattle on 28 acres of pasture at his home farm near Fitchburg, Wisconsin. To accommodate his expanding herd he also began in 2017 converting 24 acres of cropland to permanent pasture at the Fitchburg-area farm his grandparents once owned. The farm is now owned by Oppermann’s parents.
When you visit a meat plant, humans are completing tasks like stacking pallets and packing chicken drumsticks. But Tyson Foods Inc. thinks robots can do it all.