Agriculture

Bill Knight – May 1
2:29 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Cesar Chavez – A Hero for All Americans

Everyday people holding voter-registration drives, partnering with faith communities, organizing corporate campaigns and fasting in protest all may be so familiar that their revival by Cesar Chavez a generation ago is overlooked.

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Federal Rules Forthcoming
1:39 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Drones: Coming Soon to a Farm Near You?

Agriculture consultant Chad Colby shows a room of Midwest farmers how GPS can control a high-definition camera attached to a UAV.
Credit Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media

Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.

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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.
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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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Audio Postcard
9:01 am
Fri July 12, 2013

McDonough County 4-H Fair Shows Kids' Hard Work

The main showbarn at the McDonough County 4-H Fair
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One of the hallmarks of summer is going to the fair and for many kids in farm country the center piece of going to the fair is showing their animals.

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Recycles the plastic into new products
2:57 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Illinois Co-ops Recycle Pesticide Containers

The program recycles the jugs into fence posts and shipping pallets.
Credit www.nwnyteam.org

As farmers turn from planting their crops to keeping weeds and pests in check, they rely on herbicides and pesticides.

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