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USDA TO MEASURE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF ILLINOIS FARMERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19525USDA TO MEASURE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF ILLINOIS FARMERS12/14/2018 4:37:43 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Farmers should expect a survey in the mail in early 2019, as the United States Department of Agriculture works to measure nutrient management practices.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19522DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE12/13/2018 7:47:45 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Each year, the Department of Agriculture holds a holiday luncheon to honor all employees and recognize a select few for their outstanding service. Award winners are chosen from nominations submitted by their fellow employees.
November Edition of Common Ground from IL Dept. of Agriculturehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19411November Edition of Common Ground from IL Dept. of Agriculture11/19/2018 4:18:28 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture released another edition of Common Ground, a monthly e-newsletter from IDOA. Open the attachment below to view the November 2018 edition of Common Ground.
ILLINOIS FAIRGROUNDS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES COLISEUM NAMING CONTESThttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19393ILLINOIS FAIRGROUNDS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES COLISEUM NAMING CONTEST11/13/2018 8:39:51 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Contest entries are now being accepted by the Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation to rename the Coliseum on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The contest runs through December 14. The winner will be selected by the Fair Foundation and the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) and announced in early January.
HOMEGROWN BY HEROES PROGRAM ASSISTS VETERANS IN AGRICULTUREhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19367HOMEGROWN BY HEROES PROGRAM ASSISTS VETERANS IN AGRICULTURE11/9/2018 3:44:56 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – As we honor our state’s military veterans this Veterans Day, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) invites veterans and current active duty servicemembers to take part in the Homegrown By Heroes program. This program is ideal for veterans who are interested in a second career in our state’s number one industry, agriculture.
SPECIAL DEALS ON SALE NOW FOR 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19303SPECIAL DEALS ON SALE NOW FOR 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR10/31/2018 2:29:41 PMOnly 280 days left until the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Special deals went on sale today, as part of the Illinois State Fair’s annual holiday promotional campaign.
October Edition of Common Ground from IL Dept. of Agriculturehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19267October Edition of Common Ground from IL Dept. of Agriculture10/23/2018 4:40:55 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture released its October edition of Common Ground, a new monthly e-newsletter from IDOA. Open the attachment below to view the October 2018 edition of Common Ground.
IL Dept. of Agriculture Offers New Monthly Newsletterhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19188IL Dept. of Agriculture Offers New Monthly Newsletter9/27/2018 3:58:46 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture has a new tool to keep you connected to Illinois agriculture – Common Ground, a monthly e-newsletter from IDOA. Open attachment below to view the September 2018 edition of Common Ground.
ILLINOIS GRAIN TOUR BEGINS MONDAYhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19189ILLINOIS GRAIN TOUR BEGINS MONDAY9/26/2018 7:34:30 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Beginning Monday, the Illinois Department of Agriculture will host more than 20 international buyers from four different countries in an effort to increase export sales for the Illinois grain industry. During the past five years, the Illinois Grain Tour has generated more than $205 million in sales of grain, oilseeds, DDGS, and equipment.
DESPITE RAINY START, 2018 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEARhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18181DESPITE RAINY START, 2018 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR9/21/2018 6:30:41 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Despite a rainy start, attendance on Family Night on Friday, August 24th, was up nearly 40 percent, propelling the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair toward another successful year.
SEPT. 16-22 IS NATIONAL FARM SAFETY AND HEALTH WEEKhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18167SEPT. 16-22 IS NATIONAL FARM SAFETY AND HEALTH WEEK9/17/2018 8:06:40 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – As another harvest season begins, the Illinois Department of Agriculture reminds all farm workers to stay safe, not only during harvest, but year-round.
GREAT WEATHER, OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT MADE FOR SUCCESSFUL 2018 ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18147GREAT WEATHER, OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT MADE FOR SUCCESSFUL 2018 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR9/7/2018 8:42:11 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Excellent weather conditions, an outstanding Grandstand lineup, and an increase in vendor sales made for another successful year at the Illinois State Fair.
FRIDAY IS ILLINOIS TOURISM DAY AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18123FRIDAY IS ILLINOIS TOURISM DAY AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR8/30/2018 7:21:53 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Friday, August 31st is Illinois Tourism Day at the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair! Here are just a few highlights of the events for Wednesday:
ALL-STAR DRIVERS RETURN TO RACE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR "MAGIC MILE" https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18124ALL-STAR DRIVERS RETURN TO RACE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR "MAGIC MILE" 8/31/2018 3:17:05 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Two of the most prolific and popular racing drivers in motorsport history return to the Du Quoin State Fair on Labor Day weekend. Ken Schrader and Tony Stewart will face more than two dozen competitors on the “Magic Mile” Sunday and Monday during the USAC Silver Crown Ted Horn 100, ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards General Tire Grabber 100, and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18127FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR8/31/2018 6:48:53 PMDU QUOIN, IL – You’ll find fun for the whole family Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair! Labor Day weekend is packed full of events – here are just a few highlights:
THURSDAY IS SPONSOR APPRECIATION DAY AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18120THURSDAY IS SPONSOR APPRECIATION DAY AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR8/29/2018 8:35:13 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Thursday, August 30th is Sponsor Appreciation Day at the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair! Here are just a few highlights of the events for Wednesday:
WEDNESDAY IS SENIOR DAY AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18111WEDNESDAY IS SENIOR DAY AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR8/28/2018 8:47:32 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Wednesday, August 29th is Senior Day at the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair! Senior citizens ages 60 and older get free admission to the Fair on Wednesday. Here are just a few highlights of the events for Wednesday:
TUESDAY IS DEMOCRAT DAY AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18103TUESDAY IS DEMOCRAT DAY AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR8/27/2018 9:20:14 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Tuesday, August 28th is Democrat Day at the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair! Here are just a few highlights of the events for Tuesday:
TWO NIGHTS OF ITPA TRUCK & TRACTOR PULLS AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18102TWO NIGHTS OF ITPA TRUCK & TRACTOR PULLS AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR8/27/2018 9:08:51 PMDU QUOIN, IL – The much anticipated ITPA truck & tractor pulls are returning to the Du Quoin State Fair for two nights of fun on August 27 & 28. Long times fans and first-timers alike won’t want to miss this display of raw power and unyielding excitement.
MONDAY IS AGRICULTURE YOUTH DAY AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18093MONDAY IS AGRICULTURE YOUTH DAY AT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR8/27/2018 2:40:21 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Monday, August 27th is Agriculture Youth Day at the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair! Here are just a few highlights of the events for Monday: