Several improvements at Illinois state fairgrounds; funds needed
As the Illinois State Fair in Springfield prepares to open this week, several notable improvements have been completed to crumbling roads and decaying structures on the 124-year-old, 366-acre fairgrounds.
The 97th Marshall-Putnam County Fair, held this year from July 11-15, survives because of its agricultural connections, family-based activities and its popular grandstand attractions, organizers agree.
Kemin to create first monarch ‘fueling station’ in central Iowa
Kemin Industries on July 2 announced plans to establish the company’s first monarch fueling station at its Research Agronomy Center near Kelley, Iowa, creating a habitat that will promote the repopulation of monarchs and other insects, such as bees.