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Angie Peltier
Former Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture

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Hill and Furrow

Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.
Figure. The RSS feature allows you to view options for subscribing to the Hill and Furrow Blog.

How to subscribe to the Hill and Furrow blog

Posted by Angie Peltier -

Instead of having to remember to check the website to see if there is a new posting, you can subscribe to the blog using an RSS feed. RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication' and is a nice way to get updated whenever something new is posted. Most news websites have this feature.

To subscribe to the Hill and Furrow blog, take the following steps:

1) Click on the RSS icon (Figure). This small orange icon is located along the right-hand side under the 'Blog Archives' heading. At the top of the page you'll see a scroll-down menu with options for how to subscribe to this blog. There are a couple of options depending upon your preference, your web-browser, and your email program.

2) Choose one of the following options to subscribe and you will automatically get access to the latest postings:

  • To subscribe using the 'Live Bookmarks' option, you will need to have Mozilla Firefox as one of your web browsers. If you do not have this web-browser, it is available for free download: Live Bookmarks will automatically bring you the titles of the newest posts as a feature on your web-browser tool bar. If a title interests you, click on the title and you will automatically be taken to the blog entry.
  • Another option will be to get an email sent to you. You can do this easily if you use Microsoft Outlook as your email provider. Emails will be sent to a folder that will be created under the 'RSS Feeds' folder. Each email will include only text. You will have to click on the 'View Article' link within the email to view the blog post.
  • You can also use Google. If you use Google as your homepage, you can add the RSS feed to your homepage. If you have a Google account, you can use Google Reader.
  • If you have a Yahoo! email account, you can subscribe using MyYahoo!.
  • Another option would be to choose an application from among your own programs.

Please contact me if you have problems. For those of you that aren't that tech-savvy, let me know how I can help and I'll do my best to do so.

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