Along with the rich fair history and celebration of 75 years of the Effingham County Fair, something new is happening this year when it comes to horse racing.

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For the Macklin siblings, 4-H is a family affair, especially when it comes to the Effingham County Fair.

When it comes to 4-H, Future Farmers of America and the Effingham County Fair, Mason resident Emma Kuhns has done it all.

AURORA, Ore. – A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn’t yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon quantity.

If you like munching on seedlings, consider directing your palate toward microgreens. These tiny vegetables burst with rich, leafy flavors ranging from spicy to sweet, and their nutritional power exceeds that of the adult plants.

The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation has a program called the “Fields of Opportunity” that allows those who own farmland to give back to their community.

A Farina native has been making his mark at Purdue University in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering department. Bernie Engel is the new associate dean of research and graduate education for the College of Agriculture at the West Lafayette, Indiana, university.

The Kevin Flach family of Montrose was chosen as the 2018 Conservation Farm Family of the Year by the Effingham County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Fighting to keep the American farmer competitive on the global soybean market, the U.S. Soybean Export Council works with the High Yield Plus Quality (HY+Q) program created by the Illinois Soybean Association in hopes of establishing a soybean quality standard that compares to other soybean-…

One of the centerpieces of the Effingham County fairgrounds is the Society Horse Barn. It’s one of the oldest structures on the fairgrounds.

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