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Illinois Departments of Agriculture and Labor Highlight National Farm Safety and Health Week September 19-25https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23909Illinois Departments of Agriculture and Labor Highlight National Farm Safety and Health Week September 19-259/17/2021 7:49:55 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – As another harvest season begins, the Illinois Departments of Agriculture (IDOA) and Labor (IDOL) remind all farm workers to stay safe, especially during the upcoming and busy harvest season.
Illinois Officials Release Third Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Reporthttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23906Illinois Officials Release Third Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report9/16/2021 8:21:59 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are announcing the release of Illinois’ third Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) Biennial Report. The Report describes the continued progress being made in Illinois as well as challenges to reduce nutrient losses from multiple sources to improve water quality in Illinois and downstream to reduce the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
RACING RETURNS TO THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MAGIC MILE https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23844RACING RETURNS TO THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MAGIC MILE 9/2/2021 3:02:02 PMDU QUOIN, IL – After a 2020 motorsports calendar was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fairgoers and race fans alike are excited to get back to the beautiful Southern Illinois Magic Mile on the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds for the traditional Labor Day weekend of auto racing.
Illinois Department of Agriculture Announces Expansion of Farmer Mental Health Initiativeshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23834Illinois Department of Agriculture Announces Expansion of Farmer Mental Health Initiatives8/31/2021 3:29:18 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello II announced a grant award of $500,000 to increase farmer stress-related mental health initiatives statewide. The announcement was made at the 2021 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL.
HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO LEAD THE 2021 TWILIGHT PARADEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23826HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO LEAD THE 2021 TWILIGHT PARADE8/27/2021 6:07:00 PMDU QUOIN, IL – The Du Quoin State Fair along with Governor JB Pritzker, announced that healthcare workers will serve as the Grand Marshals for the 2021 Twilight Parade.
COVID-19 Mitigations Announced in Advance of Du Quoin State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23790COVID-19 Mitigations Announced in Advance of Du Quoin State Fair8/24/2021 3:11:29 PMDU QUOIN, IL – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) today announced mitigations to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant during the upcoming Du Quoin State Fair and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all fairgoers.
SUNDAY IS FAMILY DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23778SUNDAY IS FAMILY DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/20/2021 8:01:50 PMSpringfield, IL – Sunday, August 22nd is Family Day at the Illinois State Fair. With $5 adult admission prices and free entry for children 12 and under, everyone can enjoy the last day of the fair this year!
SATURDAY IS PARK DISTRICT DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23755SATURDAY IS PARK DISTRICT DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/17/2021 9:40:26 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois State Fair officials honor our parks as more than 45 Park Districts from throughout Illinois entertain fairgoers across the grounds and host activities in Conservation World.
FRIDAY IS FIRST RESPONDER DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23754FRIDAY IS FIRST RESPONDER DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/17/2021 8:02:19 PMSpringfield, IL – Illinois State Fair officials honor first responders Friday, August 20th by offering free admission to all police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and Health Care Workers who present their badge at the gate on First Responders Day.
THURSDAY IS REPUBLICAN DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23752THURSDAY IS REPUBLICAN DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/17/2021 7:44:15 PMSpringfield, IL – Thursday, August 19th is Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair. You can learn more about party candidates and meet legislative officials by visiting various tents on the grounds.
WEDNESDAY IS GOVERNOR'S DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23747WEDNESDAY IS GOVERNOR'S DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/18/2021 5:40:27 PMSpringfield, IL – Wednesday, August 18th is Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair. While Governor Pritzker attends much of the fair, this is his day to host special guests.
SALE OF CHAMPIONS INVESTS IN TOMORROW'S AGRICULTURAL LEADERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23753SALE OF CHAMPIONS INVESTS IN TOMORROW'S AGRICULTURAL LEADERS8/18/2021 12:47:52 AMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Being in the Governor’s Sale of Champions is something all livestock exhibitors dream about, but few are able to accomplish. Each year, this marquee event of the Illinois State Fair Ag Day festivities showcases the hard work and dedication of the youth in the agriculture industry.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TENT FEATURES NEW EXPERIENCES FOR 2021https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23733ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TENT FEATURES NEW EXPERIENCES FOR 20218/13/2021 9:30:42 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) tent will be a destination for fairgoers during the 2021 Illinois State Fair. The ag tent aims to celebrate Illinois agriculture and all it has to offer with samples of Illinois products, an Illinois product store and a chance to connect with Illinois farmers with the new “Meet a Farmer” program.
TUESDAY IS AGRICULTURE DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23745TUESDAY IS AGRICULTURE DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/16/2021 8:23:46 PMSpringfield, IL – Tuesday, August 17th is the day dedicated to celebrating the overriding purpose of the fair - Agriculture Day. Don’t miss the Governor’s Sale of Champions where grand champion junior livestock including the barrow, steer, wether, poultry trio and rabbit trio are auctioned off along with the best of Illinois processed foods at the Commodity Auction.
THIRTEEN STAGES OF FREE ENTERTAINMENThttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23710THIRTEEN STAGES OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT8/12/2021 5:52:28 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois State Fair officials amp up the fun with thirteen stages of FREE entertainment every night of the fair.
MONDAY IS SENIOR CITIZEN & SCOUT DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23709MONDAY IS SENIOR CITIZEN & SCOUT DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/12/2021 5:39:08 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Monday, August 16th is Senior Citizens & Scout Day at the Illinois State Fair. Fairgoers 60 and older are admitted to the fairgrounds for free! Special events will be held in the Senior Citizens Center throughout the day including inductions into the Illinois Senior Hall of Fame and more.
FABULOUS NEW SHOWS IN THRILLVILLEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23719FABULOUS NEW SHOWS IN THRILLVILLE8/12/2021 10:04:02 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL -Illinois State Fair officials unveiled unique free shows that will debut at the Illinois State Fair in 2021.
SUNDAY IS VETERAN'S DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23730SUNDAY IS VETERAN'S DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/13/2021 9:17:49 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Sunday, August 15th is Veterans & Gold Star Families Day at the Illinois State Fair. In honor of those who protect and serve our country, Veterans and their family members are admitted to the grounds for free with proper ID and receive discounted ride passes.
Inclement Weather Leads to Sammy Hagar Cancellationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23720Inclement Weather Leads to Sammy Hagar Cancellation8/13/2021 1:44:03 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has announced that the Opening Day Illinois Lottery Grandstand concert featuring Sammy Hagar and the Circle has been cancelled.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE LAND OF LINCOLNhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23721ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE LAND OF LINCOLN8/13/2021 1:59:02 PM SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) Director Jerry Costello II announced today a partnership with the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln (CFLL). The CFLL will work with the Illinois State Fair to develop a master plan for year-round use of the Fairgrounds