Local Ag News

Livestock Hall of Fame Honor For Seaton Native Orth

Seaton native Neil Orth receives one of the livestock industry’s most prestigious awards. The 1959 Aledo grad was officially inducted into the Saddle and Sirloin Club portrait gallery last week. WRMJ spoke with him last summer just shortly after it…

Farmland Sale Brings $19,000 An Acre In West Central Illinois

Farmland values remain strong in Illinois. The market brought $19,000 an acre last week at a sale in Adams County in the west central part of the state. A recap from Dan Sullivan from Sullivan Auctioneers. The sale was last…

Local Man Moving Forward With Auction College

A Sherrard businessman starting an auction college. David Aeschliman unveiled the idea earlier this fall.  It’s called Walnut Creek Auction College. You can learn more at walnutcreekauction.com. He plans to offer classes in both the Quad Cities and Des Moines…

Rockridge FFA Receives Grant; Hosting Fall Market This Weekend

Grant funding will help the Rockridge FFA Program.  Kirsten Kapraun is the school’s FFA Advisor. Kapraun says the chapter is hosting an FFA Fall Market this Saturday from 9 a.m.-to-Noon. Proceeds will help with travel expenses for members traveling to…

Recent Illinois Farmland Auction Brings $17,000 An Acre

Farmland values continue an upward trend in Illinois. A sale on Friday in Douglas County near Arcola brought $17,000 an acre says Dan Sullivan with Sullivan Auctioneers. Sullivan says there were bidders from nine states and seven different parties were…