All posts by Joanie Stiers
Why So Many Farmers Are Using Drones
Farmers use drones to monitor farm conditions, gather data and manage farm operations.
Are Robots the Future of Sustainable Farming?
Researchers at the University of Illinois explore the future potential of robots and their impact on sustainable farming....
Harvest Season Through the Eyes of a Child
A mother looks at the soybean harvest through the eyes of her son, who loves spending time with...
4 Dairy Questions Answered, From Antibiotics to Cow Tipping
Dairy farmer Linda Drendel answers questions from Chicago-area moms about antibiotics and hormones in milk and how she...
Cousins Bond on and off Farm
For kids, going to the farm involves much more than just farm chores. It often means spending time...
Do You Know Dairy? Farm and City Moms Learn From Each Other
What happens when you put a dairy farmer and a group of Chicago moms together? They all learn...
How Research at the Peoria Ag Lab Has Impacted Decades of Innovations
The Peoria Ag Lab is discovering the future through fascinating research.
6 Common Products Developed at the Peoria Ag Lab
From diapers to dressings, the Peoria Ag Lab is responsible for more products than you might think.
A Farmer’s Bitter Pill
Health insurance premiums are not easy to swallow.
A Modern Farm Mom on Managing Manure and Monarch Butterflies
Modern farm mom finds ways to manage manure, milkweed and monarch butterflies.