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Farmers with the staying power to endure twists
and turns possess common traits and practices through both the prosperous and
challenging cycles of the ag economy.
Recruitment is underway for the Cultivating
Master Farmers Class of 2019. This program brings together a class of young
farmers and Prairie Farmer Master Farmers for an exchange of knowledge and
ideas. Young farmers have until March 31, 2017, to apply for an opening in the
Class of 2019.
Do you produce retail agriculture products that
are sold locally? Help FCI celebrate farm fresh retail products grown and sold
by members. If your operation includes a retail ag business, sign up to be
featured in the Farm Fresh Members Market.
The recent vote to increase
interest rates was met with stride by the market, but what does this decision
say about the state of the U.S. economy and federal debt levels? How much more
are rates currently expected to climb in the next few years?
Attention 4-H and FFA members: Apply now for a 2017 Community
Improvement Grant. $400 will be awarded to up to 50 clubs and chapters
completing projects to make their communities better places to live.
FCI will award twenty-four $2000 scholarships to
high school seniors pursuing careers in agriculture. Apply by February 27,
Farm Credit Illinois is maintaining a list of upcoming farmland auctions in the Association's 60-county marketplace. If you have an auction to include, please submit a form at www.farmcreditIL.com/auctioninfo or send a web link of the auction sale bill to info@farmcreditIL.com.
Farm Credit Illinois
recently released the results of the 2016 annual benchmark farmland value
study. Overall, the study revealed an average 6.34 percent decline in land
values throughout the cooperative’s 60-county territory in central and southern
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