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Illinois teacher named national ag education award winner

A central Illinois teacher has been named as a National Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award winner.  Amanda Stanko is a STEM and preschool teacher with Corpus Christi Catholic School in Bloomington, Illinois.  She works with nearly 3-hundred students in kindergarten through sixth grade, and... Read More.

Former national FFA officer reflects on time in office

The most recent National FFA officer from Illinois is reflecting on her time in the blue and gold during this National FFA Week. Gracie Murphy, of Macomb, retired from her role as regional vice president at the National FFA Convention in November.  She tells... Read More.

National Milk expects more dairy consolidation in 2024

An ag economist for the National Milk Producers Federation says he expects an even higher rate of dairy farm closures in the coming year. Peter Vitaliano tells Brownfield the USDA’s February Milk Production Report shows last year the U.S. lost nearly six percent of... Read More.

Indiana ag census mirrors national trends

The 2022 Census of Agriculture shows the number of farms in Indiana is declining while farm size is increasing. State statistician Nathanial Warenski tells Brownfield, “The mix of commodities has not changed a whole lot.” “The number of farms has decreased more than a... Read More.

National “I’ll Fight Day” Comes to Reno County

By The Salvation Army  HUTCHISON, Kan. (Dec. 9, 2023) — The Salvation Army’s I’ll Fight Day comes to the Reno County community this weekend on Saturday, December 9.This year’s $20 Bill Challenge resulted in (75) $20 Bills, which totals $1,500. This... Read More.

No. 5 Kansas Defeats No. 4 Reigning National Champion UConn 69-65

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kevin McCullar Jr. scored 21 points, including back-to-back three-pointers that gave Kansas the lead down the stretch, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks held on to beat No. 4 UConn 69-65 on Friday night in a showdown of the past two national champions.