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Putting Small Acres to Work

Putting Small Acres to Work Saturday, January 18 from 8 am to 12 noon Kishwaukee College Conference Center, Malta. REGISTRATION & COSTS Costs for the program are $10 per person and $5 for each additional family member. Fees include materials for one family. Pre-registration is required by Th...

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Labor and Legal Issues workshop at ISCAOC

Labor and Legal Issues ISCAOC, Springfield, IL    Jan. 10 http://jhawkins54.typepad.com/files/conference-program-and-reg-form-2014.pdf 9:00 Heat Stress Prevention and Changes to Hazardous Chemical Labeling. Brian Bothast, OSHA, Peoria, IL...

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Agritourism workshop

Agritourism ISCAOC Springfield, IL  Jan. 9, 2014 http://jhawkins54.typepad.com/files/conference-program-and-reg-form-2014.pdf 9:00 Welcome to Braeutigam's–From Tree-Ripened Peaches in 1935 to our 8th Generation in Training. The Range Fami...

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ORGANIC PRODUCTION SESSIONS AT ISCAOC, Springfield, IL

ORGANIC PRODUCTION SESSIONS AT ISCAOC, Springfield, IL http://jhawkins54.typepad.com/files/conference-program-and-reg-form-2014.pdf JANUARY 9 10:45 Growing Organic Agriculture: The Farmer–Consumer Connection. Mark Keating, Wheel of L...

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Season Extension and Year-Round Markets

Season Extension and Year-Round Markets ISCAOC Springfield, IL Jan. 8, 2014 http://jhawkins54.typepad.com/files/conference-program-and-reg-form-2014.pdf 10:00 Introduction 10:05 Why Season Extension is Important for Increasing Supplies o...

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Optimizing Plasticulture and Drip Irrigation Practices

Optimizing Plasticulture and Drip Irrigation Practices ISCAOC, Springfield, IL  Jan. 8, 2014 10:00 Introduction 10:05 Basics and Not-so-Basics of Using Plastic Mulch and Drip Irrigation. Jeff Kindhart, University of Illinois 11:10 Plasticulture: Tangible Benefits...Tales from an Experienced Grower. Do...

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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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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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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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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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New issue of the Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News

New issue of the Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News http://ipm.illinois.edu/ifvn/contents.php...

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