Local Ag News

Seaton CPA To Lead National Organization

The Farm Financial Standards Council has elected Kathy Reinhardt of Seaton as their new president. The organization was organized in 1989 following the farm crisis of the 1980s. The group focuses on maintaining standards for preparing financial statements on agriculture…

Western Illinois Showdown This Weekend

The Throwdown A Western Illinois Showdown is Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Knox County Fairgrounds in Knoxville. Twelve Western Illinois county 4H grand champions (including from Mercer County) in both market and breeding stock will be competing. Brent Titus…

Aledo Main Street Farmers Market Continues Through Late September

Still plenty of time to support the weekly Aledo Main Street Farmers Market at Central Park. Aledo Main Street manager Lindsey Dunn says information on being a weekly vendor is also available at aledomainstreet.com. She says Main Street also wants…

2022 Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction Generates $43,500

Another successful Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction. Friday night’s event grossed $43,500, which breaks down to $890 per exhibitor. Macy DeBlock showed the grand champion market lamb at last week’s Mercer County Fair. This marked the 29th year for the…

ACE Camp Returns In Mercer County Next Month

ACE Camp is back this spring. The Ag in the Classroom effort is for around 200 second graders from Apollo, New Boston, Sherrard and Winola elementary schools. They will be at the Mercer County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, May 3 from…