Congratulations to the BHC Soil Judging Team for being undefeated in Fall 2022! The team took first place at two regional American Society of Agronomy contests in two states. The team won both the Region 5 Soil Judging Contest hosted…
Local Ag News
Two Local Farmland Sales Show Continued Strong Market
WRMJ visited Dale Jones of Sullivan Auctioneers this week. He recapped a couple of recent farmland sales in Mercer and lower Rock Island County that brought strong interest.
Feeding Farmers During Harvest; Rockridge FFA Organizing Saturday Help
The Rockridge FFA reaching out to local farmers this weekend. They’re providing a harvest meal at a local elevator says chapter president Emma Brown. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rockridge FFA Fall Market Open Saturday
The Rockridge FFA hosting a fall market this weekend. Money raised Saturday will be used to help fund a trip to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis later this month says junior Tessa DeClerck. DeClerck serves as vice president of…
Paying Tribute To Mercer County’s Rainbow Barn
It served as an important landmark and guidepost in rural Mercer County for over 40 years. They called it the rainbow barn, but it’s no more. There is a new sign marking the location says Rick Andress. His father was…
Sherrard FFA Horse Judging Team Headed To Nationals
The Sherrard FFA horse judging team wins the Illinois State FFA Horse Evaluation CDE (Career Development Event). The competition was held Sept. 17 at Black Hawk East, Kewanee – against 57 other Illinois schools. By winning state, the team now…
High School Spotlight: Sherrard FFA President Zippe Ready For Field Day Event
WRMJ talked with Sherrard High School senior and FFA President Ryley Zippe for the High School Spotlight. Sherrard FFA is hosting an FFA Field Day on Wednesday, September 14, at 5:00 p.m. at the high school.
High School Spotlight: Lloyd Twins Sharing Mercer County FFA Reporter Role; Promoting Fundraiser
WRMJ visited with Mercer County High School seniors Gracie and Essie Lloyd. The twins are serving as co-reporters for the Mercer County FFA Chapter this school year and are currently promoting a fundraiser this fall.
Sept. 3 Tractor Ride To Honor Memory Of Mercer County Fair Volunteer
A memorial tractor ride honoring the memory of a longtime supporter of the Mercer County Fair is set for this weekend. Harold “Spike” Heck died last September. Fair board member Barney Lloyd says Heck had a tremendous impact on the…
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…