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Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Email: uie-cjmm@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 11:30am, 12:30pm to 4.30pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
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Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Extension Hosts West-Central Illinois Agronomy Day In Litchfield

West-Central Illinois Agronomy Day was held Wednesday February 17th at Lincoln Land Community College in Litchfield from 8:30 a.m. until noon.  Over 80 participants, from through out the west-central Illinois area, attended. Seven speakers gave presentations on the latest research in crop sciences and discussed some of the challenges facing farmers in 2016.  The conference was free of charge, but required a ticket.  Tickets were available from the sponsors listed below or at the Jersey, Christian, Macoupin or Montgomery County Extension offices or online. CCA CEU credits were available and lunch was provided.

Speakers included:

Project Updates - Gary Letterly, University of Illinois Extension, Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator
Cover Crop Research, Illinois – Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois
Weed Control Challenges 2016 - Aaron Hager, University of Illinois
UAV’s, Drones in Agriculture - Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois
Income & Farmland Value Outlook 2016 - Todd Kuethe, University of Illinois
Using Precision Technology, Field Trials - David & Donald Bullock, University of Illinois

The event was hosted by the University of Illinois Extension, Unit 18 and coordinated by Gary Letterly, Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship.  Sponsors included: First National Bank Litchfield; Miller Bros Fertilizer Co.; Litchfield National Bank; CNB Bank & Trust; Morrisonville Farmers Co-op; First National Bank Nokomis; M&M Service Co.; Linco Precision, LLC; First Community Bank; First National Bank of Raymond; Litchfield Farmers Grain; Mennel Milling Co. of IL; Nokomis Savings Bank; Macoupin County Farm Bureau; National Bank; Melvin Rovey Farm & Sales; Security National Bank; and Conklin Distributor – Bernie Hand.

Anyone interested in more information about the conference or the material presented may call the Montgomery County Extension office at 217-532-3941 or contact Gary Letterly, at the Christian County Extension office at 217-287-7246 or by emailing letterly@illinois.edu.

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Photo Caption: Aaron Hager, with the University of Illinois, talks about weed control challenges for 2016 at the West-Central Agronomy Day.

Local Contact: Gary Letterly, Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship, letterly@illinois.edu