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    Discover agriculture of Coles County.
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    Extension in Action is published by the Joint Council of Extension Professionals -- a collaboration of University of Illinois Extension employee associations.
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    A newsletter on the production of fruit and vegetable crops in Illinois.
  • New Agriculture Network
    Seasonal advice for field crop and vegetable growers interested in organic agriculture.
  • The Bulletin
    Weekly bulletins during the growing season, letting you know what problem pests to look for before they reach your field.
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David Shiley
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
122 S Walnut St
Arthur, IL 61911
Phone: 217-543-3755
FAX: 217-543-3757
dshiley@illinois.edu

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Featured Websites

Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide Integrated Pest Management Illinois Small Farms Common Vegetable Problems Local Foods MarketMaker

Additional Websites

  • EZregs
    Making sense of Illinois Agricultural and Horticultural regulations.
  • Pumpkins & More
    You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
  • Illinois Forestry
    A wonderful library of links to forestry information and management references for citizens, students, teachers, landowners, environmental groups, natural resource managers, foresters, and loggers.
  • Pesticide Safety Education Program
    Fact sheets, newsletters and training information about pesticide safety.
  • Soil Testing
    Need to test your soil? Here's what you need to know.
  • Manure Share
    Manure Share is a manure exchange program that brings gardeners and landscapers searching for organic materials for use in composting or field applications in contact with livestock owners who have excess manure.
  • Illinois Livestock Trail
    Livestock related research from University of Illinois Extension animal systems specialists.
  • Living with Wildlife in Illinois
    This website provides residents of Illinois with information about how to coexist with Illinois wildlife.
  • Raspberries & More
    Learn about varieties & selection, how to plant, and where to find nurseries and U-pick farms.

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