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Jump Start to a Good Year – 2016 Grazing Conference Held

Blackhawk Hills was one of the sponsors of the Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference. The event was held on March 2, 2016. There were 36 participants.  The program featured five speakers and covered various topics, including: Transitioning from Winter Feed to Summer Grazing, Who Manages Forage on Your Spread, Forage Options for Better Grazing, Economic Perspectives of Transition and Forage Management …

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Center for Small Business Development Launched

Sauk Valley Community College (SVCC) Center for Small Business Development (CSBD) opened in February. Services provided include one-to-one small business counseling, workshops, and seminars, partnership development to help improve the small business and entrepreneurship culture of the region, and the development of local, regional, and state resources to help small business communities. The Center was …

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Stillman Valley High School Wins 2016 Envirothon

The 2016 Land Use Council 1 Envirothon Competition was held on March 8, 2016, at Highland Community College, and was hosted by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson and Whiteside Counties. Twenty teams participated in the competition, with Stillman Valley High School taking 1st place.  Members of Stillman …

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