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Farm Progress Show back in Illinois in 2021

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:31:15 CDT
The Farm Progress Show will return as scheduled to Illinois in 2021, despite the company’s shift to a virtual show in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more...


2020 Montgomery Co. Corn Yield Survey

Sun, 06 Sep 2020 20:34:06 CDT
Montgomery County Extension conducted their annual yield survey of the area corn crop. The survey data gathered resulted in an estimated county wide average of 185 1/2 bushels per acre. Social Distancing was used this year to collect the data. Volunteers sampled field in each of the 19 townships of Montgomery County.  Read more...


Scoreboard - September 3

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 06:35:08 CDT
Boys Golf At Oak Terrace 1. Vandalia 155 2. Hillsboro 167 3. Pana 190 4.  Read more...


Scoreboard - September 1

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 06:31:02 CDT
Boys Golf At Litchfield Country Club 1. Litchfield 182 2. Lincolnwood 184 3.  Read more...


Golf Scoreboard - August 27, 2020

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:31:50 CDT
Girls Golf At Shoal Creek 1. Auburn 188 2. Lincolnwood 214 3. Taylorville 225 4.  Read more...


Federal Grants go to Local Fire Depts.

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 19:05:46 CDT
Washington, DC (8/26/2020)-- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill) today announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S.  Read more...


Golf Scoreboard - August 25, 2020

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 18:14:09 CDT
Boys Golf At Terry Park 1. Lincolnwood 166 2. South County 167 3. Northwestern 204 4. Mt. Olive 210 Medalist: Dain Richie (South County) - 4 under; 31 Lincolnwood scores Michael Jones - 37 Nate Brockmeyer - 42 Braxton Schmedeke - 43 Will Jenkins - 44 Mt.  Read more...


Golf Scoreboard - August 24, 2020

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 19:57:34 CDT
Boys Golf At Shoal Creek 1. Lincolnwood 162 2. Auburn 163 3. Carlinville 193 4. Mt.  Read more...


USDOT Truck Driver Training Grant Goes to Lincoln Land

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:34:52 CDT
Springfield, IL (8/24/2020) -- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has awarded a FY 2020 Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant to Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) in the amount of $81,797.  Read more...


American Farmland Trust to Host Webinar Locally

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 18:41:18 CDT
DEKALB, Illinois – The American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®, announced it will collaborate with the Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership and the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed Partnership to host an informative webinar on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:45...  Read more...


Early Drawdown of Lake Lou Yaeger Set

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 14:02:18 CDT
As part of executing the Federally Funded 319 Grant, the annual drawdown of Lake Lou Yaeger will begin early this year. The gates will be opened following Labor Day weekend on Tuesday, Sep. 8.  Read more...


2020 FCI Agriculture Scholars Named

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 04:59:50 CDT
This is the 17th year of the Farm Credit agriculture scholarship program which has awarded a total of $516,000 to 387 students since 2004 - $60,000 was awarded this year to 30 students.  Read more...


USDA NRCS to Provide Over $1.5 Million to Improve Water Quality

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 04:50:49 CDT
DEKALB, Ill. – Today, American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®, will partner with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide over $1.5 million to improve water quality in two Illinois watersheds.  Read more...


Davis Introduces Bipartisan Pandemic Rapid Response Act

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 06:46:40 CDT
Washington, DC -- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) introduced the bipartisan Pandemic Rapid Response Act, which establishes a true bipartisan commission to analyze our nation's response and make recommendations to better prepare our country for any future pandemic.  Read more...


Bill to Ease Student Debt Included in Stimulus

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 07:16:28 CDT
Washington, DC -- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that his bill to ease student debt is included in Phase Three of the Senate's stimulus package. Davis' bill (H.R.  Read more...


Montgomery Co SWCD Postpones Fish Sale

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:30:28 CDT
Due to the circumstances involving the COVID 19 outbreak and the order to shelter in place, the SWCD is sorry to announce that they have had to postpone the Spring Fish Sale which was scheduled for April 7.  Read more...


Montgomery Co Farm Bureau Scholarship Winners

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:17:25 CDT
Kris Reynolds, President of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2020 -2021 scholarship recipients. On March 10, Foundation judges reviewed the applications for the scholarship program and were pleased with the quality of applications they received.  Read more...


USDA Ensures Food Safety During COVID-19 Outbreak

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 15:20:12 CDT
(Washington, D.C., March 17, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is ensuring the safety and timely delivery of the U.S. food supply while protecting the health of USDA employees during this COVID-19 National Emergency.  Read more...


$2M Grant to IDNR from USDA

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:11:31 CDT
Washington, DC -- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced today that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has received a $2,008,800 grant through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP).  Read more...


Hillsboro FFA Member Wins Districts

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 14:05:29 CST
Garrett Schaake & Erin Kistner Erin Kistner of Witt, was selected as the District FFA Proficiency Winner in Ag Communications, on Wednesday, March 4 in Sullivan. Garrett Schaake also competed in District judging in Fire Safety.  Read more...


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