Agriculture

Agriculture

Entertainment listings, Oct. 18-25, 2018

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HARVEST TO HOME

Night harvesting can be productive but poses safety challenges

Harvesting is a marathon for farmers, but some days it doesn't feel like that.

"It's not a sprint," said Steve Hettinger, who farms south of Philo. "But there are times when it feels like a sprint-marathon."

On days like that, he might be out past dusk harvesting as many acres as he can.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 14, 2018

University of Illinois grad Patrick Bane (Class of '81) has been named America's Pig Farmer of the Year. He's a 59-year-old father — and grandfather — of two who raises 74,000 pigs at the family operation in Arrowsmith.

Here's more on the Tri-Valley High product and past McLean Conty Farmer of the Year:

Among famous UI grads, where do you rank?

Entertainment listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

THE STORYBOOK BALL

Just Askin' | Pumpkin purchasing

Q: When's the best time to make a pumpkin purchase?

A: As long as you keep it dry, it shouldn't matter, said Mohammad Babadoost, a crop sciences professor at the University of Illinois.

"You can buy anytime, but you have to keep it dry," he said. "If you keep it dry, it could go for months."

Wired In: Rita Mumm

Each week, Paul Wood talks with a different high-tech difference-maker.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 4-11, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

39TH ANNUAL HARVEST DAZE

Just Askin' | Harvest time

Q: How's the harvest looking?

A: Pretty good.

"I think harvest is going really well," said Brad Uken, manager of the Champaign County Farm Bureau. "It's progressing rapidly."

UI's Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab finally 'across finish line'

URBANA — Twenty years, two budget cuts and several billion dollars in funding later, the University of Illinois' Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory held what Chancellor Robert Jones called its "final grand opening" Thursday afternoon.

Jones thanked those who "persevered through the years to bring this very exciting facility across the finish line."

Entertainment listings, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2018

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THE PYGMALION FESTIVAL

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