Author Archives: Charlyn Fargo

Full Name: Charlyn Fargo Website:
Info: Charlyn Fargo spent 27 years at the State Journal-Register covering agriculture, business and food. She currently is the Bureau Chief of County Fairs & Horse Racing with the Illinois Department of Agriculture. She is also a Registered Dietitian and writes a weekly syndicated nutrition column for Creator’s News Service ( and is co-owner of Simply Fair, a fair trade boutique at 2357 W. Monroe in Springfield. She has bachelor’s degrees in agricultural communications and food from the University of Illinois, Champaign and a master’s degree in nutrition from Eastern Illinois University. She and her husband, Brad Ware, have a daughter, Kate, and son, Jayden. When she’s not working or writing, she enjoys baking cookies for Simply From Scratch, a company she formed to support faith-based ministries.

Farm machinery

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Big crop

There’s one thing for sure –Illinois farmers know how to grow corn and soybeans – and lots of ...
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Jim Burrus

Morgan County farmers Jim and Mary Burrus have been named the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture ...
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Bill Becker

Bill Becker has been on a mission most of his life to improve the crops of central Illinois. ...
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Water Reform

This week, President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) into ...
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