Category: Farm News

1st Farm Credit Makes $1,000 Donation To Rockridge FFA

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A $1,000 donation has been made to the Rockridge FFA Chapter. The money is from 1st Farm Credit Services of Aledo and commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Farm Credit System. The gift will be used for upgrades to…

Rockridge FFA Doing Work At AgXperience

Rockridge FFA advisor Al Hyett (center) with Jake Bohnsack (left) and Cole Whisman.

The Rockridge FFA Chapter doing work on location. The group served as presenters today at the Rock Island County Farm Bureau’s AgXPerience. The audience–Quad City 2nd and 3rd graders. Rockridge FFA adviser Al Hyett says the event serves as a…

Bustos Continues To Push Trade Relationship With Cuba

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Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continues to push for legislation that would help Illinois farmers more easily export their agriculture products to Cuba. She supports a measure called the Cuba Agriculture Exports Act, which was discussed in this week’s House…

Mercer County FFA Chapter Receives $1,000 Gift

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The Mercer County FFA Chapter receives a $1,000 donation.  The gift comes from 1st Farm Credit Services of Aledo to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Farm Credit System.  Mercer County FFA intends to put the money in its…

Aledo’s Manthe Wraps Up 43-Year Career In Ag Lending

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The ag community celebrated Aledo’s Don Manthe this week.  He is retiring from 1st Farm Credit Services after 43 years in the ag lending business. Manthe was honored at a banquet and reception attended by some 300 guests at the…

U-Of-I Extension Offers Farm Tour Of Creekside Vineyards This Week

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The University of Illinois Extension hosting a farm tour at a local winery this week.  The location is Creekside Vineyards in Coal Valley says the extension’s Kristin Bogdonas. The tour is Thursday from 5-to-7 p.m. There is a $10 fee…