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First of its kind study shines light on LGBTQ+ farmer mental health

LGBTQ+ people involved in farm work are over three times more likely to experience depression and suicidal intent and about two and a half times more likely to experience anxiety than the general population.

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Rainbow Extension 3.0: Illinois Extension's insights into LGBTQ+ inclusion

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Alyssa Billington is a Postdoc Research Associate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS).

The Rainbow Extension 3.0 project began in 2018 and was funded through an Extension Collaboration Grant. This project came from a desire to utilize Illinois Extension to support LGBTQ+ persons in communities all across the state, particularly those in non-metropolitan areas.

ACE department head highlights engagement and collaboration in research on global stage

Last week, scientists from around the world congregated at the 14th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) in Kecskemét, Hungary, where a new journal Global Challenges and Regional Science

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Illinois continues work to improve waterways by reducing nutrient pollution

The loss of nutrients into Illinois’ lakes, streams, and rivers harms water quality here and downstream all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, NLRS, was established in 2015 and is designed to reduce nutrient pollution in Illinois’ waterways and the Mississippi River and its negative impacts by exploring and recommending practical, research-based nutrient loss practices and collaborating with partners across the state.  

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Illinois farmers: Take advantage of free nematode testing program

URBANA, Ill. — Illinois farmers can now sample their fields for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) at no cost, thanks to the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and the

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New legislation means more flexibility for 4-H youth

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — On Monday, Aug. 14, Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 3814, which allows youth enrolled in FFA and Illinois Extension 4-H to use their program participation toward their school attendance.

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