Archives for 2021-08

Central Illinois CEO Students Visit Farm Progress Show

Central Illinois CEO, or "Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities", students attended Tuesday's Farm Progress Show in Decatur.


Students learned the importance of agriculture to the local economy, the investment in equipment and technology that a farmer has, and the newest innovations in the ag industry.


They also learned how companies attract farmers to their exhibits and displays.



With their facilitator Melanie Brown, these students stopped by the broadcast booth inside the BASF Media Tent on the east end of Central Progress Avenue.  From the left:  Grace Coffey, Blue Ridge High School; Rachel Wisner, Maroa-Forsyth High School; and Alissa Crawford, Blue Ridge High School.


Another group of Central Illinois CEO students also attended today's Farm Progress Show.

It's the Day Before Opening Day at Farm Progress Show!

Progress City is abuzz with final preparations for the show, which opens tomorrow morning at 8am.  Listen for extensive coverage from Progress City, including traffic reports, each day from 6am to 3pm on WHOW and WTIM's many platforms on AM, FM, and streamed on-line.



Stop by the Brock Grain Systems exhibit to find out the latest in grain handling storage and technology.  They're one of our Title Sponsors of our broadcast coverage.




Enjoy free entertainment and grab a cold bottled water, at the Farm Credit Illinois tent just inside the main gate.  They're another one of our Title Sponsors of our extensive broadcast coverage.



Check out the Carhardt custom Silverado at the Chevrolet exhibit on West Progress.  


See the 2021 Chevy Silverados that will do the job in the field or on the road, then go buy one from our Farm Progress Show sponsor, Baum Chevrolet Buick in Clinton.




Progress City is a busy place today, preparing for arrival of farmers tomorrow.


Show hours are 8am to 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am to 4pm on Thursday.  Buy discounted tickets on-line at

Coming up next week on The Farm Show...


8/23 am  (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW; 6:40a & 11:40a on WTIM)
Congressmen Rodney Davis & GT Thompson; & EN Hansen – ISF Hall of Champions


8/23 noon  (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Chad Kalaher – Field Agronomist W/ Beck's Hybrids


8/24 am
David Mool – McLean County Farmer


8/24 noon
Rich Guebert Jr. - IL FB President &
KJ Johnson – Interim President of IL Fertilizer & Chemical Assoc.


8/25 am
Paul Walker – President of IL Beef Assoc. &
Melaney Guyer – Crawford Co. & Owen Bree – Hall of Champions


8/25 noon
LIVE @ Farm Progress Show Media Day

12:20 – 2p on WHOW)
(12:20 – 1p on WTIM)


8/26 am
Lauren Lurkins – Dir. Of Environmental Policy @ ILFB &
Aaron Johnson – Pres. Of FCI & Kendra Meyers – Hall of Champions


8/26 noon
Randy DeSutter – Pres. Of IL Corn Growers Association &
Landry Freeman & Ashton Guyer – Hall of Champions


8/27 am
David Brix – Macon County Farmer & FPS Host Farmer


8/27 noon
LIVE @ Farm Progress Show
(12:20 – 2p on WHOW)
(12:20 – 1p on WTIM)


Ag Day Attracts Big Crowds to Illinois State Fair Tuesday, August 17th


Perfect weather greeted big crowds that attended Tuesday's Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair.



The Commodities Pavilion across from the Grandstand was busy serving lunch to hundreds of fairgoers.  The Ribeye Corral sponsored by the Illinois Beef Association, served ribeyes, beef brisket and Italian Beef sandwiches, and their famous "pit-toatoes" which are smoked mini-potatoes.  They also offered a variety of drinks.


They'll be serving at the Fair thru this Sunday. broadcast an extended Noon Farm Show live from the Commodities Pavilion.    Local farm broadcaster Jared White and Randal J. Miller anchored the show.  Here's the complete program for you to enjoy:



The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 8/16/20 - 8/20/20

Coming up next week on The Farm Show...


8/16 am  (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW;  6:40a & 11:40a on WTIM)
Mark Bowman – General Manager @ Central Commodities FS


8/16 noon   (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW;  12:20p on WTIM)
Adam Nielsen – Director of National Legislation & Policy @ IL Farm Bureau


8/17 am
KJ Johnson – Interim President @ IL Fertilizer & Chemical Assoc.


8/17 noon
LIVE @ Ag Day @ IL State Fair  (12:20-1p on Both)


8/18 am
Jason Gahimer – Practical Farm Research Manager @ Beck's


8/18 noon
Derek Martin – Logan County Farmer


8/19 am
Erin Glarner – Bayer Fund's “Grow Rural Communities”


8/19 noon
Jim Love – Beck's Hybrids Drone Expert


8/20 am
Ben Weigmann – Southern IL Field Agronomist w/ Beck's 


8/20 noon
Paul Yoder – East Central IL Field Agronomist w/ Pioneer




The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 8-9-21 to 8-13-21

Next week on The Farm Show....


8/9 am  (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW;  6:40a & 11:40a on WTIM)
Dennis Bork – Macon County Organic Farmer


8/9 noon  (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW; 12:20p on WTIM)
Steve Pitstick – New Chairman of IL Soybean Association


8/10 am
Jennifer Tirey – Ex Dir of IL Pork Producers Association


8/10 noon
LIVE @ Macon County Farm Bureau


8/11 am
Jake Lieb – Piatt County Farmer & Bison Rancher


8/11 noon
Gary Schnitkey – Farm Management Specialist @ U of I


8/12 am
Brad Clow – Manager of Crop Operations @ Country Financial


8/12 noon
David Brown – Macon County Farmer


8/13 am
Cassidy Delorto-Blackwell – Program Manager @ The Land Connection


8/13 noon
Martin Chilvers – Assistant Professor @ Michigan St. on SCN & SDS