Agriculture Education

Marketing the Farm Experience
10:39 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Agritourism a Growing Opportunity

Blake Bohlender attended a three-day camp at Laughing Buck Farm near Fort Collins, Colorado
Credit Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media

Farms aren’t just for food any more.

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2:50 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

WIU's School of Ag Gets Greenhouse

Greenhouse on Western's campus
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Construction will begin later this month on a greenhouse for Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture.

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7:12 am
Fri May 30, 2014

One Western Ill. School Cuts Ag Program, Another Hopes To Bring It Back

Barry High School and West Pike High School consolidated into Western High School. This is the entrance to the ag shop in Barry.
WUIS/Lee Strubinger

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 9:38 am

Pike County calls itself the "pork capital of the world." However, in an area so tied to farming, it might be a bit surprising that a local school district has cut its agriculture education program.  I graduated from high school there five years ago, and went back to report on how districts are struggling to pay for activities not tied to the core curriculum.

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4 types of Urban Ag Approved
3:06 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

Galesburg Ok's Urban Farming

Student at Knox College's urban farm, council now approved farming in the rest of Galesburg.
Credit SSS

Galesburg is making it easier for people to grow more of their own food.

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Kids Learn to be Urban Farmers
9:42 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

"Farm to Fork" Teaches Kids to Farm in Town

The Farm to Fork camp at Knox's Urban Farm.

In a small classroom at Knox College, a group of kids sat in a circle of tables, surrounded by seed catalogs and marked up sheets of paper.

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