Archives for 2020-03

The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 3/30/20 - 4/3/20

On The Show next week....


3/30 am  (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Matt Bennett – Bennett Consulting &


3/30 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Rich Guebert – President of IL Farm Bureau


3/31 am
David Powell – Agronomy Services MGR w/ Growmark


3/31 noon
Don Schaefer – Ex VP of Midwest Truckers Association


4/1 am
Mark Gebhards – Dir of Government Affairs @ IL Farm Bureau


4/1 noon
Mellisa McMillan – Christian Co Farm Bureau (Ag Day)


4/2 am
Doug Gucker – DeWitt, Macon, Piatt U of I Extension


4/2 noon
Kevin Johnson – Dir of Govt & Industry Relations @ IFCA 


4/3 am
Rachel Berry – CEO of IL Hemp Association


4/3 noon
Nathan Rogers – Christian Co FS (Ag Day)






Agriculture Deemed "Essential" by Governor Pritzker During "Shelter in Place" Executive Order



Statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr.


Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on Friday, March 20, announced an Order from the Illinois Department of Public Health for all individuals to shelter in their place of residence except for essential functions. The order has been issued in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus.


In anticipation of this possibility, for the past several days the Illinois Farm Bureau has been in communication with Illinois Department of Agriculture acting Director Jerry Costello encouraging production agriculture to be considered an essential industry.


Based on conversations with acting Director Costello, we anticipate production agriculture will be defined as an essential business. This includes ag suppliers, fuel providers, processing and distribution of ag outputs as well as other businesses that support or provide supplies necessary for farmers to operate.


We will be able to put a crop in the ground and care for our animals.


IFB recognizes the importance of limiting the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, we appreciate the recognition of the vital need for farmers and agri-businesses to operate and be able to provide the food and fuel consumers depend upon.




The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 3/23/20 - 3/27/20

Coming up on The Show next week....


3/23 am
John Lumpe – New CEO of IL Soybean Association


3/23 noon
Brendan Marshall – 2020 IL Soy CCA of The Year


3/24 am
Regala Scavuzzo – IL Farm Bureau Live Local Conference


3/24 noon
Jamie Walter – Whiskey Acres Distilling


3/25 am
John McGuillicudy – Independent Agronomist  &
Dawn Odenthall – Dir of Sales @ Conservis


3/25 noon
LIVE @ Macon County Farm Bureau


3/26 am
Colleen Weir – Owner of Creekstone Kettle Works in Raymond


3/26 noon
Mike Lewis – U of Kentucky on Hemp (Part 1)


3/27 am
Janie Maxwell – Dir of IL Farmers' Market Association


3/27 noon
Mike Lewis – U of Kentucky on Hemp (Part 2)





ALAH Celebrate Agriculture Breakfast Canceled

An annual fundraiser set for this weekend in the southern Piatt County area has been canceled.


The ALAH FFA Alumni Association's "Celebrate Agriculture Breakfast" scheduled for Saturday in Atwood will not be held.  Association President, Jim Fleming, says the host facility closed it's building.



The breakfast is one of several fundraisers used to fund scholarships for present or past FFA students in the Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond district.  Fleming says the cancellation is disappointing, but the scholarships will go on.



In fact, ALAH FFA Alumni scholarship applications are currently available.  Applications are due by March 27th, and can be acquired by contacting the ALAH school guidance counselor via email, or by calling Jim Fleming at 217-791-1026.




The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 3/16/20 - 3/20/20

Next week on The Show....


3/16 am  (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Matt Bennett – Bennett Consulting &

3/16 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Kris Ehler – Champaign County Farmer & CCA

3/17 am
Sara Wyant – Founder of Agri-Pulse

3/17 noon
Drew & Adrian DeSutter – Henry Co Farmers on Mental Health

3/18 am
Greg Tylka – Nematologst @ IA St. & SCN Coalition

3/18 noon
LIVE @ Macon County Farm Bureau

3/19 am
Byron Wittenburg & Rex Hess - Epivara

3/19 noon
Brendan Marshall – 2020 IL Soy CCA of The Year

3/20 am
Rick Diericks – Henry Co Farmer & 2019 Asgrow IL Yield Winner

3/20 noon
Mark Moran – John Deere Tech Innovation Center Director








The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 3/9/20 - 3/13/20

Next week on The Show....


3/9 am  (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Chase Brown – Macon Co Farmer & Board Of Governor's w/ IL Beef


3/9 noon  (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Mellisa McMillan – MGR @ Christian Co Farm Bureau


3/10 am
Ronnie Chacon & Shailendra Singh - U of I Students @ Dudley Smith


3/10 noon
Jennifer Woodyard – U of I Extension Watershed Outreach Associate 


3/11 am
Laura Frerichs – Dir of U of I Research Park & USDA Ag USA


3/11 noon
LIVE @ DeWitt County Farm Bureau


3/12 am
Lowell Gentry – U of I Researcher On Cover Crops


3/12 noon
Josie Rudolphi – Ag Mental Health Summit Recap 


3/13 am
Amy Rademacher – Carle Hospital On Ag Mental Health & Safety


3/13 noon
Emily Bruner – Midwest Science Director W/ American Farmland Trust





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