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The department and Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) jointly provide training programs for employees of retail anhydrous ammonia facilities, who are required to be trained every three years. But to address the critical need to improve ammonia safety when farmers are handling the product, the department, IFCA, Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) collaborated to develop a detailed web- based training program for farmers.
Included are the 2013 corn vomitoxin, 2013 corn aflatoxin, 2013 corn fumonisin, 2013 wheat vomitoxin, 2012 corn aflatoxin, 2012 wheat vomitoxin, 2012 corn fumonisin, 2012 corn vomitoxin, 2011 corn aflatoxin, 2011 corn fumonisin, 2011 corn vomitoxin, 2011 wheat vomitoxin, 2010 corn aflatoxin, 2010 corn fumonisin, and 2010 corn vomitoxin maps. Also included is the letter sent to all feed mills in Illinois.
PROMOTE YOUR AGRIBUSINESS COMPANY
In an ongoing effort to promote the Illinois food and agribusiness industry within the global marketplace, The Illinois Department of Agriculture (DOA)'s Bureau of Marketing has launched various promotional services through several regional and national expositions, promotions, seminars, and industry tours. In addition, the DOA maintains foreign offices in Hong Kong and Mexico to assist Illinois companies overseas. Illinois is also a member of the twelve-state Food Export Association-Midwest. By utilizing this private, non-profit association, DOA is positioned to increase international exports in addition to the state-sponsored Food Export activities. For interested agribusiness owners, the full list of details may be found at www.agr.state.il.us/marketing/
NEW ANHYDROUS AMMONIA SAFETY VIDEO AVAILABLE
Because of the potentially hazardous nature of anhydrous ammonia, the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) and Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) have produced a 12-minute video outlining the proper safety procedures that famers should take each and every time they handle the product. watch the Video
NURSERY PROGRAM NOW ON-LINE
The nursery program inspection staff of the Illinois Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Environmental Programs inspects and certifies nearly 1,200 nurseries in Illinois each year.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE STARTS WORK ON ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
First step is to identify every premises that handles livestock and poultry
In an ongoing effort to ensure safety in the food supply, the state Department of Agriculture has begun the difficult, but important task of identifying every farm, feedlot, sales barn and slaughter facility in Illinois that handles food animals.
INTERNATIONAL QUARTER HORSE SHOW, Apr 17 - 19, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Coliseum
Home & Garden Show, Sat, Apr 18, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Expo
PURPLE RIBBON SHOWCASE BOER GOAT SALE, Sat, Apr 18, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Livestock Center - Dnstairs Ring, Livestock Center - Exhibit/tie Out GIANT FLEA MARKET,
GIANT FLEA MARKET,Sun, Apr 19, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Illinois Building Main Floor
TRADING HANDS KIDS SALE, Apr 20 - 25, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Illinois Building Main Floor
Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Apr 24 - 26, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Horse Arena
LINCOLN PILGRIMAGE, Apr 24 - 25, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Infield Mile Track
AMERICA'S HEARTLAND CAT SHOW, Apr 25 - 26, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Orr Building IILLINOIS NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY PLANT SALE, PET EXPO,
IILLINOIS NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY PLANT SALE,Sat, Apr 25, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Commodity Pavilion
PET EXPO,Sat, Apr 25, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Exposition Building
Farm Safety Day Ag in Classroom, Thu, Apr 30, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Expo
CAROUSEL CONNECTION DRESSAGE SHOW, May 2 - 3, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Coliseum
Illinois Cutting Horse Show , May 2 - 3, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Horse Arena
MIDWEST ROCKFEST CONCERT, Sat, May 2, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Orr Building
Flea Market, Sun, May 3, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Expo
ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS' MARKET, Thu, May 7, Illinois State Fairgrounds, The Shed
National Area Miniature Horses, May 8 - 10, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Horse Show Arena NIAHAC ARABIAN HORSE SHOW,
NIAHAC ARABIAN HORSE SHOW,May 8 - 10, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Coliseum
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