Local Ag News

Mercer County FFA Alumni Group Being Formed

Calling all alumni of Aledo, Westmer and Mercer County FFA programs. A group called Mercer County FFA Alumni and Supporters is being organized. 1996 Westmer grad Mat Willits is involved with the effort. Willits says they have already developed a…

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…