Archives for 2022-03

The Farm Show w/ Jared White - Schedule - 3/28/22 - 4/1/22

Coming up next week on The Farm Show....


3/28 am   (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW;  6:40a & 11:40a on WTIM)
Curt Kimmel – Commodities Broker @ Bates Commodities in Normal


3/28 noon   (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW;  12:20p on WTIM)
Brian Duncan – Vice President of Illinois Farm Bureau


3/29 am
Raghela Scavuzzo – Associate Director of Food Systems Development @ IFB  &
Scott Ericson – Executive Director @ Feeding Illinois


3/29 noon
Matthew Heberling – President &  Mellisa McMillan – Manager @ Christian County FB


3/30 am
Mark Bauman – General Manager @ Central Commodity FS


3/30 noon
Jerry Costello – IL Director of Agriculture & 

Jackie Sambursky – Marketing Director @ IL Dept of Ag


3/31 am
Stephanie Porter – Soybean Product Manager @ Golden Harvest Seed


3/31 noon
Gwen Podeschi & Tim Vaughn - Christian Co. U of I Master Gardeners


4/1 am
Doug Harlan – County Director @ Dewitt, Macon, Piatt U of I Extension


4/1 noon
Janie Maxwell – Ex. Dir. @ Illinois Farmers Market Association



Farm Progress Show Extends Contract With Richland Community College for Decatur Site

 From a news release from Richland Community College this morning:


Farm Progress is excited to announce its extended contract with Brush College, LLC., confirming Farm Progress Show’s biennial location in Progress City USA at Richland Community College in Decatur, Illinois. The contract enables Farm Progress to continue carrying out its mission to provide world-class ag experiences in both Illinois and Iowa for decades to come.  
“Since being selected in 2005 as the first permanent site to host the Farm Progress Show, the relationship between Richland Community College [owner of Brush College LLC] and Farm Progress has grown into a great partnership opening tremendous opportunities for the Decatur region and the companies participating in the show. We look forward to hosting the future shows,” said Greg Florian, Vice President of Finance and Administration. 
The first show at this world-class site, which was initially built in just 305 days, was held in 2005 and since then has continued to grow. In 2007 paved roads were added followed by three expansions of the exhibit field over the course of nine shows. Today, the site is comprised of over 300 acres and is a state-of-the-art open air convention center enjoying partnerships with numerous local, state, and federal organizations. The Farm Progress Show alternates between its two long-term locations in Decatur, IL and Boone, IA. Both show sites have carefully designed and developed infrastructures, offering convenience for exhibitors and show visitors. 
Don Tourte, SVP of Sales & Events for Farm Progress, expressed gratitude for the Decatur community’s support while addressing the core mission of the Farm Progress Show, saying, “We’re delighted to retain our location in Decatur and our partnership with Brush College to bring together the agricultural community.”
He continued, “By keeping our deep roots in both Illinois and Iowa, it’s an opportunity for us to continue our legacy and support of the industry.”
During last year’s show, Richland and FBi Buildings enjoyed a partnership featuring the raising and lowering of a new building that would be designated as the future home to Richland’s Agriculture program. Shortly after the show ended, the materials and roof for the 144x80-foot building were moved to the new ag building site, just north of the main campus. 
Jess Smithers, Director of Agricultural Programs, says this partnership created just another piece of the College’s commitment to growth of its agricultural program, “the new classroom and laboratory space will enable us to deliver high quality educational experiences which prepare and connect students to careers in Central Illinois’ largest and its most important industry – Agriculture.”  He also added, “it will be a key component in attracting and training the local talent needed to serve our agricultural community.”
Additionally, the show creates opportunities for Richland’s agricultural students to enjoy unique internship opportunities, giving them unparalleled educational experiences in their field. Students from local districts get unique opportunities as well, including Dwayne O. Andreas Ag Academy students who shared a tent at the show with Richland's ag program to sell raffle tickets for a quarter of beef and a freezer. The raffle helped them raise money for their program.
The Farm Progress Show will return to Decatur August 29 – 31, 2023. For more information, please visit:

About Farm Progress
As part of Informa Markets, Farm Progress is the largest, most diversified agriculture information business in North America. Through a robust network of live events, digital products, marketing services, broadcasting, and publications, Farm Progress enables farmers, growers, and ranchers to connect and do business. It serves 80% of the 2 million farms and ranches in the U.S., and an estimated 85% of the nation's annual agricultural gross domestic product. Visit our website at

The Farm Show w/ Jared White - Schedule - 3-21-22 to 3-25-22

Coming up next week on The Farm Show...


3/21 am  (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW;   6:40a & 11:40a on WTIM)
Terri Miller-Casey – County Director @ U of I Extension In Logan, Menard, Sangamon


3/21 noon  (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW;  12:20p on WTIM)
Beth Whisman – Executive Director @ Children's Discovery Museum in Normal


3/22 am
Holly Spangler – Editor @ Prairie Farmer & Jim Raben – 2022 Master Farmer


3/22 noon
Madison Bruns – Manager @ Shelby County Farm Bureau


3/23 am
Doug Schroeder – Champaign County Farmer & 2022 Master Farmer


3/23 noon
Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton On Ag Initiatives


3/24 am
Darryl Brinkmann – Carlyle Farmer & 2022 Master Farmer


3/24 noon
Scott Halpin – New IL Director of Farm Service Agency


3/25 am
Curt Zehr – Tazewell Co Farmer & 2022 Master Farmer


3/25 noon
David Schuler – Mclean County Farm Bureau Director on Washington DC IFB Trip



The Farm Show w/ Jared White - Schedule - 3/14/22 - 3/18/22

Coming up next week on The Farm Show....


3/14 am   (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW;  6:40a & 11:40a on WTIM)
Ed Shimon – National Weather Service in Lincoln


3/14 noon   (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW;  12:20p on WTIM)
Karl Setzer – Senior Commodities Risk Analyst @ Agrivisor


3/15 am
Katie Wilson – Manager @ Montgomery County Farm Bureau


3/15 noon
Olivia Schickel & Students @ Pontiac H.S. On IDNR 30x30 Committee


3/16 am
Dylan Cook – Co-Owner of Cook Farm in McLean County


3/16 noon
LIVE @ Macon County Farm Bureau in Decatur


3/17 am
Patrick Williams – U of I FarmHouse Fraternity Scholarship 


3/17 noon
Lauren Lurkins – IFB's FarmGate Program


3/18 am
Thomas Titus – Logan Co Pork & President of IL Pork Producers


3/18 noon
Brian Rennecker – IL Dept of Ag Apiary Inspection Manager (Bees)



The Farm Show w/ Jared White - Schedule - 3/7 - 3/11/22

Coming up next week on the Farm Show....


3/7 am  (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW;  6:40a & 11:40a on WTIM)
Lance Muirheid – Macon FB Y.L. & Mt. Zion FFA Alumni


3/7 noon  (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW;  12:20p on WTIM)
Brian Basting – Economist @ Advance Trading


3/8 am
Paul Butler – Macon Co Farm Bureau Visit w/ Ukraine Farmers


3/8 noon
Adam Nielsen – Director of National Legislation @ IL Farm Bureau


3/9 am
Travis Meteer – U of I Extension Beef Specialist


3/9 noon
Matt Bunger – IL State Grazing Specialist


3/10 am
Molly Gleason – Deputy Director  @ IL Stewardship Alliance


3/10 noon
Matt Montgomery – Pioneer Agronomist in SW Illinois


3/11 am
Dustin Bowling – Western Agronomy MGR @ Agrigold


3/11 noon
Jim Reed – Piatt Co Farmer & IL Corn Marketing Board District 7 Director