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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Pesticide Safety Education Program The University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) is offering a Private Applicator pesticide training and testing clinic on Wednesday, January 8, at the Crowne Plaza in conjunction with our conference. Training starts at 8 a.m., with pre-registration check-in at 7:30 a.m. Private Applicator training is for those applying Restricted-u...

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Economics of Organic Dairy Farming by eOrganic

https://learn.extension.org/events/1359 Be the first to up-vote this Join eOrganic for a webinar on the economics of organic dairy farming with Dr. Bob Parsons on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2 PM Eastern Time (1 PM Central, 12 PM Mountain, 11 AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public and advance...

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GAPs and Food Safety Guidelines for Growers Who Sell at Farmers' Markets

GAPs and Food Safety Guidelines for Growers Who Sell at Farmers' Markets ISCAOC, Springfield, IL   Jan. 8, 2014 10:00 Introduction 10:05 Food Safety and GAPs, An Overview. Ellen Phillips, University of Illinois Extension 10:20 The Current Status of GAPs Requirements and the Food Safety Modernization Act....

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Turkey Facts

Most turkeys cooked on Thanksgiving are 15 pounds.  Cooking Turkey http://urbanext.illinois.edu/turkey/cooking_techniques.cfm...

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EzRegs helps you understand local laws

Do Illinois rules and regs have you confused?  Register your farm here and get a list of laws and regs that may apply to your property http://web.extension.illinois.edu/ezregs/...

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Do you want to be a farmer? Is Entrepreneurial Farming for You?

As the demand for local, sustainable grown food continues to rise, farmers are working to meet the demand through the creation of small-scale entrepreneurial farm businesses. To facilitate these new farm businesses and address the needs of a new generation of aspiring entrepreneurial farmers, the University of Illinois Extension will host " Is Entrepreneurial Farming for You...

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2014 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series.

2014 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series. Register early. The highly popular small farm winter webinar series will again bring a wide range of speakers and topics on small farm production of fruits, vegetables and livestock. Sign up early and get the dates on your calendar. To register, click http://web...

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MARKETREADY: LEARNING TO CONNECT WITH COMMERCIAL MARKETS

You are invited to attend the MarketReady: Learning to Connect with Commercial Markets program on Tuesday December 17, 2013 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at University of Illinois Extension Cook County, 2205 Enterprise Dr., Suite 501, Westchester, IL 60154. MarketReady is a program designed to help small and mid-sized producers understand the evolving commercial mark...

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Cider Contest at ISCAOC

Cider Contest January 9, 2014 Illinois Specialty Crop, Agritourism, Organic Conference, Springfield, IL http://jhawkins54.typepad.com/files/conference-program-and-reg-form-2014.pdf 8:00 – 9:45 am Registration 10:00 am Judging 6:30 pm Awards P...

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Illinois GAPs Audit Cost-share given to Montalbano Farms

Becoming Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Certified is a step being taken by many Illinois growers. Montalbano Farms is the first Illinois Farm to receive a GAPs Audit Cost-share To assist others in understanding the steps to GAPs certification, Rob and Christina will be opening their farm for a tour and to share their experiences in writing a Food Safety Plan and seeking a 3...

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