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- CCMG Monthly Program: All About Lawn Care
Register by April 25, 2017
- Hydroponics & Aquaponics
Register by May 16, 2017
- CCMG Monthly Program: The Best Perennials for East Central Illinois
Register by May 23, 2017
- 2017 4-SEASONS Gardening Webinar series in Champaign
Register by December 1, 2017
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- Ag - Out and About Blog
Learn about topics and tips from Ag Enthusiasts
- Postharvest Loss Avoidance through Technology and Education Blog
Updates on the two-year research and development project that aims to minimize postharvest loss.
- Crop, Stock and Ledger
Crop, Stock and Ledger covers a variety of agricultural and natural resources issues.
- Extension Connection
Weekly features from the Extension Staff in Champaign County.
University of Illinois Extension serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties
Main Office (Champaign County)
801 North Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL 61821
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 11:30 - 12:30pm)
201 W. Kenyon Road
Champaign, IL 61820
Branch Office (Iroquois County)
916 W Seminary Ave
P.O. Box 163
Onarga, IL 60955-0163
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)
Branch Office (Vermilion County)
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12-1pm)
Local Food Systems and Small Farms
This "Business" of Agriculture
FarmDoc is your quick link for everything from markets to FAST (Farm Analysis Solution Tools) - Microsoft Excel spread sheets designed to help the agribusiness person make better decisions.
One stop shopping is what you get when you navigate to "Local Food Systems & Small Farms" website!
2017 Cash Rent Trends: Decision making tools you need now!
Fluctuating markets and uncertain yields make it difficult to arrive at a fair cash rental rate in advance of each crop year; some owner and tenants use Flexible Lease Agreements or the new Fixed Cash Lease (Short Form for One Year). You can download the proper Farm Crop Share Form and/or the Cash Rent Agreements from here.Cash Rent or Crop Share Lease? "Comparing Net Returns for Alternative Leasing Arrangements" will help you to make an informed decision concerning the best option for your situation.
What are current wages for farm labor? check out Pages 1-2 and 7 of the USDA Farm Labor Publication. For east central Illinois refer to the Cornbelt 1 Region.
The new 2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rates are now available!
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