Monthly Archives: May 2016
If you trust your government they are! While it is good to always wash fruits and vegetables before eating them, the pesticides that farmers use are strictly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before they are allowed to be … Continue reading
Happy Memorial Day! Today we remember and honor those who have given their lives for America’s freedoms.
When you are about to purchase a product at the grocery store, what things do you normally think about before you buy it? Is it a good price, is it locally grown, and is it environmentally friendly? These are questions … Continue reading
Doug Anderson has been an agriculture teacher for more than 30 years and has spent the majority of those years at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School (PBL) in Paxton, Illinois. He has played an instrumental role in building the Ag Program at … Continue reading
Have you ever been curious about farming life? Illinois Farm Families is partnering with WGN radio personality Patti Vasquez and Illinois farmer Justin Durdan to get a close-up look at farming using Periscope and Facebook Live. Justin will be fielding … Continue reading
Farmers all over the nation are in varying states of planting and growing the 2016 crop. Here in Illinois, we get a ton of variation because of the very large size of our state and the fact that the climate … Continue reading