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ILLINOIS STATE FAIR MEGA AND JUMBO PASS HOLIDAY SALE BEGINShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25708ILLINOIS STATE FAIR MEGA AND JUMBO PASS HOLIDAY SALE BEGINS11/18/2022 5:39:40 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois State Fair is kicking off the holiday season with the annual Mega and Jumbo Pass holiday sale.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO HOST VETERAN'S EVENT IN DU QUOINhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25630DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO HOST VETERAN'S EVENT IN DU QUOIN10/28/2022 3:37:54 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL –The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) in coordination with Farmer Veteran Coalition of Illinois (FVC) is proud to host a Veteran’s Day reception November 1 at 6pm.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES TAX CREDIT FOR AGRITOURISMhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25617ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES TAX CREDIT FOR AGRITOURISM10/27/2022 3:35:44 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today the Agritourism Liability Insurance Tax Credit program.
PRITZKER ADMINSTRATION SECURES $14.4 MILLION TO PROVIDE NEW MARKETS FOR UNDERSERVED FARMERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25606PRITZKER ADMINSTRATION SECURES $14.4 MILLION TO PROVIDE NEW MARKETS FOR UNDERSERVED FARMERS10/25/2022 2:55:59 PM
RECORD ATTENDANCE FOR THE 2022 DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25602RECORD ATTENDANCE FOR THE 2022 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR10/24/2022 3:22:15 PMDU QUOIN, IL –The 2022 Du Quoin State Fair saw a spike in attendance with 171,102 people attending the 100th Anniversary of the Fair, up 13.5% from 2021 attendance numbers (150,186).
Illinois Department of Agriculture Issues Operational Permits to First Social Equity Infuser Licenseeshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25584Illinois Department of Agriculture Issues Operational Permits to First Social Equity Infuser Licensees10/18/2022 4:45:04 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today that two licensees were issued operational Infuser permits and had successfully commenced business operations.
FARMERS' MARKET HIGHLIGHTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTHhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25570FARMERS' MARKET HIGHLIGHTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH10/17/2022 4:11:04 PMDU QUOIN, IL – The Du Quoin State Fair Farmers' Market is highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with giveaways and a drawing for a gift basket full of prizes.
ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FALL FARMERS' MARKET SATURDAY ON THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25557ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FALL FARMERS' MARKET SATURDAY ON THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS10/13/2022 4:47:27 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will host the first Illinois Products Fall Farmers’ Market. The fall market will be Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at “The Shed” on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Illinois Department of Agriculture Issues Operational Permits to First Social Equity Craft Grower, Infuser Licenseeshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25510Illinois Department of Agriculture Issues Operational Permits to First Social Equity Craft Grower, Infuser Licensees10/5/2022 4:21:34 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today that Star Buds IL, a social equity Craft Grow licensee, was issued an operational permit and has now successfully commenced business operations.
MEDIA ADVISORYhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25491MEDIA ADVISORY10/5/2022 4:21:34 PMIllinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Illinois’ first cannabis craft grow. IDOA Director Jerry Costello, as well as Star Buds IL owners, will be on hand to take questions.
PRITZKER ADMINSTRATION SECURES $13.3 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING TO SUPPORT CONSERVATION PLANNING https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25479PRITZKER ADMINSTRATION SECURES $13.3 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING TO SUPPORT CONSERVATION PLANNING 9/26/2022 2:47:03 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL- The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today the approval of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) and Conservation Planning Assistance grant agreement.
2022 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR ATTENDANCE SETS ALL-TIME RECORD https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=254482022 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR ATTENDANCE SETS ALL-TIME RECORD 9/19/2022 8:27:45 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair has released estimated attendance totals for 2022. Over 636,700 visitors walked through the gates this year making it the highest attended fair since industry attendance calculation were put into effect, beating previous records also set under the Pritzker administration.
Illinois Departments of Agriculture and Labor Highlight National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 18-24https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25437Illinois Departments of Agriculture and Labor Highlight National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 18-249/15/2022 8:23:47 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – As we enter fall, the Illinois Departments of Agriculture (IDOA) and Labor (IDOL) remind all farm workers to stay safe, especially during the busy harvest season.
ILLINOIS GRAIN TOUR BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPT. 20https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25430ILLINOIS GRAIN TOUR BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPT. 209/14/2022 3:02:49 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Beginning Tuesday, September 20, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will host 40 international buyers from seven different Latin America countries in an effort to increase export sales for the Illinois grain industry. For the past two years, the Grain Tour has been held virtually due to COVID-19. This year, the Tour will go back to being held in-person.
The 2022 Illinois State Fair Featured More Than Great Weather https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25353The 2022 Illinois State Fair Featured More Than Great Weather 8/25/2022 5:54:26 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The bow has been tied on the 2022 Illinois State Fair. While it will be a few weeks before official audited attendance numbers will be available, there are several factors that point to a successful year.
MEMBERS OF HAYES FAMILY TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR DU QUOIN STATE FAIR PARADEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25347MEMBERS OF HAYES FAMILY TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR DU QUOIN STATE FAIR PARADE8/23/2022 9:27:11 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Du Quoin State Fair along with Governor JB Pritzker announced today that members of the Hayes family will serve as the Grand Marshals for the Du Quoin State Fair Twilight Parade. Carole Hayes Hill and Jane Hayes Rader will represent the family.
DON'T MISS THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TENT AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25308DON'T MISS THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TENT AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/12/2022 6:37:09 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) Tent will be a destination for fairgoers during the 2022 Illinois State Fair. Free food samples, apple cider slushies, USDA Beagle Brigade, free kids crafts, free caricatures and balloon animals, peddle tractors and the corn sensory-play table celebrates agriculture’s impact on Illinois.
SALE OF CHAMPIONS INVESTS IN TOMORROW'S AGRICULTURAL LEADERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25326SALE OF CHAMPIONS INVESTS IN TOMORROW'S AGRICULTURAL LEADERS8/17/2022 1:23:47 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.
Big Cars Return to Illinois State Fair for 89th Timehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25303Big Cars Return to Illinois State Fair for 89th Time8/12/2022 2:29:32 PMAugust 13, 2022 (Springfield, IL)-Auto Racing is the traditional day time entertainment of the last weekend of the Illinois State Fair, starting with the 89th scheduled appearance of the open wheel championship machines now known as the Silver Crown Cars of the United States Auto Club.
County Fairs and Horse Racing Day Highlights Illinois Horses and Giveaways at State Fair Harness Raceshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25291County Fairs and Horse Racing Day Highlights Illinois Horses and Giveaways at State Fair Harness Races8/10/2022 9:21:39 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair Grandstand hosted harness racing to kick off the 2022 grandstand calendar on Thursday, August 11. Whether you’re a horse racing enthusiast or you’ve never seen a race, this is the year to check out Harness Racing at the Illinois State Fair, where there’s something for everyone!