News and Information:
MEDICAL CANNABIS INFORMATION APPLICATION AND NOTICE OF ZONING FORM
The Department is in the process of finalizing the application package. The information provided is meant to assist you in the application process. Please use the information provided to become familiar with the materials that will be required when the application is available.
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS
The Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for qualified individuals who are interested in summer employment. Please download a copy of the summer application form. Completed form should be sent to Human Resource Office, IL Dept. of Agriculture, State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19281, Springfield, IL 62794-9281
NEW DU QUOIN STATE FAIR MANAGER SELECTED
Shannon Woodworth, 47, of West Frankfort, a 14-year veteran of the Du Quoin State Fair has been chosen as its manager.
IDOA AWARDED SPECIALTY CROP GRANT FUNDS
Funds will expand the availability of fresh, locally-grown produce and strengthen state's farm economy
Illinois will receive nearly $540,000 through the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to fund 12 projects.
IDOA AND AG INDUSTRY PARTNER TO PROVIDE WEB-BASED ANHYDROUS AMMONIA SAFETY TRAINING
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/
|CENTENNIAL FARM AND SESQUICENTENNIAL FARM PROGRAMS|
These programs honor generations of farmers who have worked to maintain family farms in Illinois. Search though our database to see farms in Illinois or download a form to get your family farm registered.
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
SOYBEAN RUST INFORMATION|
Agriculture Department stresses education in preparation for possible rust outbreak
|HAY AND STRAW DIRECTORY|
The Illinois Department of Agriculture's Hay & Straw Directory is provided as a service to hay producers and buyers. This new interactive system will allow sellers to update their own listings in our continuing effort to include all Illinois hay producers who direct market their hay.
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.
NEW FOOD & AGRIBUSINESS GUIDE|
As a leading resource and advocate for agriculture within the state of Illinois, we have developed a new website to enhance and promote businesses which produce, process, package or are headquartered in Illinois.
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.
Festival of Trees, Nov 22 - 30, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Orr Building
Time: Thanksgiving - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
M,T,W,F, Sat. - 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults: $5.00;
Children: 3 - 12: $3.00 c/o Amanda Johnson
CPE Dog Agility Trial, Nov 28 - 30, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring
Time: 8:00 - 5:00 am
No un-entered dogs allowed
c/o Chari Hopper (217)585-0937
Interagency Committee on Pesticides, Thu, Dec 4, Ill. Dept. of Agriculture- Room - Nat Res 1
Interagency Committee on Pesticides, Thu, Dec 4, Ill. Dept. of Agriculture- Room - Nat Res 1, State Fairgrounds, Springfield
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR ADVISORY BOARD, Thu, Dec 4, Agriculture Building- Room - Dir. Conf
801 E. Sangamon Ave
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR ADVISORY BOARD, Thu, Dec 4, Agriculture Building- Room - Dir. Conf, 801 E. Sangamon Ave, Springfield
Flea Market, Dec 6 - 7, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, SIC
c/o John Crouch
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