University of Illinois College of ACES/Office of Research announced a 3-year study titled: Balancing water quality & nutrient management goals for the sustainable intensification of corn systems.
Learn More about Three Year Research Study Announced at Nutrient Loss & Soil Health Field Day at the Dudley Smith Farm »
The survey data gathered resulted in an estimated county wide average yield of 190.6 bushels per acre.This is a new high for the Extension yield survey, which began in 2008.
Learn More about 2016 Montgomery County Yield Survey Results Are In »
Extension hosted a cooking challenge inspired by the T.V. show “Chopped” for area youth. Each team had to create an original dish using tortillas & cream cheese. A variety of additional ingredients, such as fruits & vegetables were available to use.
Learn More about Extension Hosts “Chopped” Style Cooking Challenge for Montgomery County Youth »
University of Illinois Extension and Macoupin County 4-H recently hosted Jr. & Sr. Science Camps for youth ages 6-9 was held July 12, 13, & 14 at the Macoupin County Extension office in Carlinville, IL. Jr. Science Camp sessions were for youth ages 6-9, a
Learn More about 4-H Host Science Camps in Carlinville »
Over 50 producers from across Illinois gathered at the Cover Crops and Integrating Livestock Systems – Challenges & Solutions Field Day held August 2 at the Schetter Farm south of Brighton, IL.
Learn More about Cover Crops and Livestock Systems Field Day Held at the Schetter Farm in Brighton, IL »
The Stockman Awards were presented at the Christian County 4-H Foundation Auction held July 28. Del Adcock, member of the Blue Ribbon Club, won the Senior Grand Stockman. Cole Paulek, of the Old Stonington Club was Junior Grand Stockman.
Learn More about 2016 Christian County 4-H “Stockman” Award Winners Announced »
Extension & Christian County 4-H hosted an innovative 3-D Fabrication & Entrepreneur Camp in Taylorville.The camp was for youth grades 6-9. Kids learned how to create a business, design a product, market it, create a commercial & 3-D print a prototype of
Learn More about 4-H Host 3-D Fabrication & Entrepreneur Camp in Taylorville »
The Hand family hosted Master Gardeners at a tour of their farm.Hand explained that “Certified organic farm land is less than 1% of global agricultural land”.During the tour he discussed the rigorous certification process required to be certified organic.
Learn More about Area Master Gardeners Tour Hand Family Farm »
Extension teamed up with the Macoupin County Board July 12 to provide an evening of hands-on learning about local government.Youth had the opportunity to meet Board Chairman Mark Dragovich & other county officals to discuss their role & responsibilities.
Learn More about Future Leaders Learn About County Government at 5th Annual Macoupin County Board Shadowing »
Walsh Family Names Jersey County Extension & Jersey County Fair As Memorials
Thank you to the Walsh Family for naming the Jersey County Fair and Jersey County Extension as memorials. It is a wonderful example of the generosity in Jersey County. The only thing bigger than Mark Walsh's smile was his heart!