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2014 Illinois Crop Management Conferences

Published January 7, 2014
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URBANA, Ill. - University of Illinois Extension is hosting the 10th annual Illinois Crop Management Conferences at four different locations in January and February. Each one is a two-day, in-depth program providing university research-based information on current crop production issues.

“The conference is geared toward farmers, certified crop advisors, and other agriculture professionals and will address many ‘hot topics’ in agriculture,” said U of I Extension educator Angie Peltier.

Presenters will include faculty from the U of I Extension and the Departments of Crop Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and Agricultural Economics in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Presentations will focus on the most current crop, pest, nutrient, and soil and water management research and recommendations.

Each two-day conference will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The dates and locations are the following:

Jan. 22 and 23, Mt. Vernon

Jan. 29 and 30, Springfield

Feb. 5 and 6, Champaign

Feb. 12 and 13, Malta

Registration is required and includes lunch on both days. Advanced registration is $130; registration at the door is $150 (checks only). Online and mail-in registration forms and complete information on the topics that will be covered at each conference location are available at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/csrec .

Certified crop advisors can earn up to 13 hours of continuing education units.

Members of the public that need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program should contact Angie Peltier at 309-734-5161.