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Illinois State Fair makes grounds more visitor-friendly and restful
The Illinois State Fair runs Aug. 13-23 – meaning it gets under way in less than three months. Illinois State Fair Manager Patrick Buchen recently announced the 2015 theme as "Growing Illinois."
5/27/2015
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Soybeans helping Michigan fairs go green again in ’15
More than 1.8 million visitors at 32 Michigan fairs will have the opportunity to see "green" soy products in use at the fair this summer and fall.
5/27/2015
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Indiana man gets prison for theft of farm copper
Sending a northern Indiana man to prison could send a message that discourages the act of stripping copper from irrigation systems, a major issue for several years in the agriculture communities.
5/27/2015
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New secretary takes the helm at Ohio’s Warren County Fair
 Rebecca Osborne, who already has 15 years of service to Warren County as an organizational advisor for 4-H in the county, will take over the roll of fair secretary.
5/27/2015
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Want to support the Kentucky economy? Go to a county fair
It is the country kind of living that shines through in the local fairs that can be found from one end of the state to the other – and there are a lot of them. Of the 120 counties in Kentucky, approximately 100 to 105 have county fairs, with more than a million people attending each year, according to information from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
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Weather conditions driving new-crop futures – for now
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Illinois solar decathlon team grand winner finalist in Race to Zero competition

The Illinois Solar Decathlon team has been named one of five Grand Winner Finalists in the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition.
5/27/2015
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Food Tank partners with IFAD to cultivate next generation

Food Tank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development announced a new collaboration to help cultivate the next generation of agricultural leaders. The organizations will jointly produce research, articles, opinion editorials, columns, newsletters, social media campaigns, and webinars during the rest of this year.
5/27/2015
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Algae production workshop seeks presenters
The National Algae Assoc. is interested in providing a platform for commercially-minded algae wastewater researchers, algae companies and private industry who have direct experience in using algae to clean wastewater or in using wastewater cleaned by algae and used to produce algae biomass co-products. Algae companies and equipment companies interested in wastewater remediation using algae will be on hand for collaboration efforts.
5/27/2015
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Watershed funding available to Indiana farmers, until June 19
Farmers in 11 Indiana watersheds have until June 19 to apply for funding for practices designed to improve water quality and soil health in those areas.
5/27/2015
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