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DuQuoin Box Office Openhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23477DuQuoin Box Office Open6/23/2021 2:35:08 PMThe DuQuoin State Fair Box Office is now open for in-person grandstand ticket purchases from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available to purchase online using www.ticketmaster.com. Fairgoers who purchase grandstand tickets will receive a full refund if COVID-19 prevents the Illinois State Fair from being held.
Illinois State Fair Box Office Now Openhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23442Illinois State Fair Box Office Now Open6/16/2021 6:35:02 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair Box Office is open for in-person grandstand ticket purchases from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday and Saturday, August 7th from 9am-1pm. Tickets are also available to purchase online using www.ticketmaster.com.
Nominations Now Open for Illinoisan of the Day Recognition to be Awarded Throughout Illinois State Fair https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23418Nominations Now Open for Illinoisan of the Day Recognition to be Awarded Throughout Illinois State Fair 6/10/2021 9:48:10 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation today announced they are seeking individuals to spotlight during the Illinois State Fair as an Illinoisan of the Day.
Brett Young Added to the 2021 Illinois Lottery Grandstand Lineup on August 20th https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23409Brett Young Added to the 2021 Illinois Lottery Grandstand Lineup on August 20th 6/9/2021 2:50:41 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair will welcome Brett Young to the Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage Friday, August 20.
CANDIDATES FOR THREE ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARDS ANNOUNCEDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23387CANDIDATES FOR THREE ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARDS ANNOUNCED6/1/2021 9:51:30 PMSPRINGFIELD IL. - The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) released the names of the candidates for three commodity board elections. Producers will vote July 6 to determine members of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board, and the Sheep and Wool Marketing Board.
2021 THEME ANNOUNCED FOR ILLINOIS AND DUQUOIN STATE FAIRShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=233642021 THEME ANNOUNCED FOR ILLINOIS AND DUQUOIN STATE FAIRS5/27/2021 6:29:53 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – A message of unity will be the theme throughout the fairgrounds in Springfield and Du Quoin this summer. “One Illinois” is the theme which will be showcased throughout the 2021 Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs. “One Illinois” is aimed at uniting Illinoisans after COVID-19 led to the cancellations of both fairs in 2020.
IDOA SCHEDULES CLEAN SWEEP COLLECTIONhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23347IDOA SCHEDULES CLEAN SWEEP COLLECTION5/25/2021 2:26:20 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Residents of ten Illinois counties can dispose of unwanted agrichemicals for free this year through the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s (IDOA) agricultural pesticide “Clean Sweep” program.
Sammy Hagar Added to the 2021 Illinois Lottery Grandstand Lineup On August 12https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23311Sammy Hagar Added to the 2021 Illinois Lottery Grandstand Lineup On August 125/14/2021 3:02:36 PMThe Illinois State Fair will welcome Sammy Hagar & The Circle, one of rock music’s most dynamic supergroups, featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson to the Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage Thursday, August 12.
IDOA TO OFFER FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR AGRICHEMICAL CONTAINERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23287IDOA TO OFFER FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR AGRICHEMICAL CONTAINERS5/11/2021 8:40:00 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is encouraging farmers and agrichemical facilities to save their empty agrichemical containers as they will once again be hosting free container recycling days throughout the State.
14th ANNUAL ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS' MARKET BEGINS MAY 13THhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=2327114th ANNUAL ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS' MARKET BEGINS MAY 13TH5/10/2021 2:29:38 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture’s (IDOA) Illinois Products Farmers’ Market will open for the season Thursday, May 13 from 4 –7 pm at “The Shed” on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
IDOA NOW ACCEPTING SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROPOSALShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23193IDOA NOW ACCEPTING SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROPOSALS4/22/2021 9:41:52 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – In an effort to expand the availability of fresh, locally-grown produce and strengthen the competitiveness of Illinois’ specialty crop industry, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is now accepting Specialty Crop Block Grant Proposals. The application can be found in the IDOA website and must be returned to the Department by 4pm on May 24, 2021.
STAIND CANCELS ILLINOIS STATE FAIR STOPhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23182STAIND CANCELS ILLINOIS STATE FAIR STOP4/22/2021 5:17:59 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Staind has cancelled their performance at the 2021 Illinois State Fair due to scheduling conflicts.
NOMINATING PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARD SEATShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23077NOMINATING PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARD SEATS4/7/2021 4:40:18 PMFarmers who would like to run for a three-year-term on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB), the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board (ISPOB), or the Illinois Sheep and Wool Marketing Board (ISWMB) can now start circulating nomination petitions.
Midwestern State Agriculture Leaders Encourage Vaccinationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23038Midwestern State Agriculture Leaders Encourage Vaccination3/31/2021 9:34:19 PMVARIOUS – As warmer weather returns and our nation’s agricultural communities gear up for summer events, the leaders of the agricultural departments in six Midwestern states released a video message today encouraging people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 when they are eligible.
COMMUNITY GARDEN SEEKS GARDENERS FOR 2021 SEASONhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22921COMMUNITY GARDEN SEEKS GARDENERS FOR 2021 SEASON3/10/2021 10:17:41 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is actively seeking individuals or families who are interested in starting their own garden to raise fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
IDOA OFFERING ONLINE PESTICIDE TESTING https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22849IDOA OFFERING ONLINE PESTICIDE TESTING 2/24/2021 9:24:49 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) in conjunction with the University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) is now offering the option to take pesticide applicator and operator exams online.
IDOA RELEASES 2020 HEMP HARVEST NUMBERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22843IDOA RELEASES 2020 HEMP HARVEST NUMBERS2/24/2021 3:54:43 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has released final harvest numbers from the 2020 hemp growing season. IDOA issued 802 Hemp Growers licenses for the 2020 season. Hemp farmers reported 2,734 acres planted resulting in 2,392 acres harvested. The 2020 numbers are down from 2019 just over 2,800 acres for total harvested crop.
IDOA and State Fire Marshal Reminds Farmers to Stay Safe While Working in Grain Binshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22828IDOA and State Fire Marshal Reminds Farmers to Stay Safe While Working in Grain Bins2/22/2021 3:23:45 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA), along with the State Fire Marshal want Illinois farmers to set aside time to recognize Grain Bin Safety Week, February 21-27.
DICAMBA RULES IN EFFECT FOR 2021 GROWING SEASONhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22831DICAMBA RULES IN EFFECT FOR 2021 GROWING SEASON2/22/2021 8:43:30 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) released emergency administrative rules detailing additional restrictions for dicamba application on soybeans for the 2021 growing season.
Illinois Product Expo Goes Online for 2021https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22783Illinois Product Expo Goes Online for 20212/10/2021 6:06:21 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced the launch of Illinois Product Online Marketplace. This online platform provides consumers the opportunity to purchase Illinois products in place of the annual Illinois Product Expo, which was cancelled due to Covid-19. Now through March 3, 500 Illinois products from 55 vendors throughout the state will be available for purchase at www.IllinoisProductsOnline.com.