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What's Your Gardening Muse

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles

I was on Facebook the other day and was so excited when I saw a picture of beautiful flowers in bloom, sun shining and saying 8 weeks until spring. Of course, I immediately had to share it as it had me smiling and I wanted to make other fellow gardener's smile at the thought that spring is on the horizon. It also got me to thinking about what inspires us in our gardens, what gives us our ideas,...

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Tri State Local Food Summit

Posted by Mike Roegge - Events

The tri state area will host a Local Foods Summit on Saturday, Feb. 20 th , at JWCC in Quincy. The program has educational sessions for both producers as well as consumers, and will provide a plethora of information addressing the importance of local foods. Dr. John Ikerd, who is known throughout the Midwest for his knowledge of local and sustainable economies, will be presenting the o...

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Western IL/NE MO Notill/ Crop Management Conference

Posted by Mike Roegge - Articles

Producers are concerned about making a profit on corn and soybeans this year in light of declining crop prices and steady input costs. Looking back over crop prices the past few years, the last time period that saw soybean prices similar to today was in 2009. But input costs have increased sharply since then. So what are producers to do? Closely examining a budget, there just aren't a l...

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Growing in 2016

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles Events

It seems we blinked and 2015 is behind us and 2016 burns bright with opportunity and chances to garden, enjoy plants, learn and grow in a new year. One of the things I love about horticulture and gardening is that there is always something new to discover, to learn about and to experience. The early months of the New Year are always filled with opportunities for learning and I wanted to let you...

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