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Barley planting

Workers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale help plant barley in a field on University Farms during the last week of September. The barley will provide fodder for a new pilot malting facility at the Fermentation Science Institute at SIU. With help from at $120,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the FSI is purchasing the facility, which will serve as a training and demonstration site aimed at sparking a new industry in Southern Illinois that could benefit of brewers and farmers in the state. (Russell Bailey photo)

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