Local Ag News

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…

Keeping Livestock Cool During Summer Heat

It takes fans, it takes drinking water, and it takes sprinklers to keep livestock cool during this stretch of heat in western Illinois. Mercer County pork producer Chad Bell took to social media to explain his practices. Bell farms in…