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University of Illinois Plant Clinic

Let the Plant CLinic help with your plant problems. They do plant and insect identification, diagnosis of disease, insect, weed and chemical injury(chemical injury on field crops only), nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses. Contact the Plant Clinic for assistance S-41...

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How much land is there in ag? USDA 2012 Census

Between 2007 and 2012, the amount of land in farms in the United States continued a slow downward trend declining from 922 million acres to 915 million. This is only a decline of less than one percent and is the third smallest decline between censuses since 1950. For more information about the Census, including access to current 2012 Census of Agriculture preliminary report, additional...

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MarketReady

MarketReady is a program designed to help small and mid-sized producers understand the evolving commercial market opportunities for locally produced foods. The program will be held on Monday April 7, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at University of Illinois Extension Cook County, 2205 Enterprise Dr., Suite 501, Westche...

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Living on the Land

Do you know ... … how to make a little money from your property? … what soils you have? … how to protect your drinking water well? … how often your septic system should be cleaned? … what weeds are in your pond? … how often to test your water?...

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What is the change in products sold? USDA 2012 Census

There was an increase in the value of agricultural products sold in the United States totaling $394.6 billion in 2012, up 33 percent ($97.4 billion) from 2007. The number of farms and land in farms were down slightly, but held steady. Additionally, agriculture is becoming more diverse. For more information about the Census, including access to current 2012 Census of Agriculture prelimin...

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How many farms are there? USDA 2012 Census

In 2012, the United States had 2.1 million farms - down 4.3 percent from the previous Census in 2007. In terms of farm size by acres, this continues an overall downward trend in mid-sized farms, while the smallest and largest-size farms held steady. For more information about the Census, including access to current 2012 Census of Agriculture preliminary report, additional materials and...

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Eat Local, Buy Illinois Saturday

The first Saturday of every month is "Eat Local, Buy Illinois Products Day" Cook County Fram Bureau has a list of Cook County farmers. http://www.localfarmproducts.org/...

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Urban Ag Research at University of Illinois

http://urbanag.cropsci.illinois.edu Urban Agriculture Research Lab In the Urban Agriculture Research Lab at the University of Illinois our goal is to develop science-based information and tools necessary for urban farmers to develop productive and economically sustainable cropping systems. Towards this goal, we seek to quantif...

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Northern Illinois Strawberry Symposium March 5

Northern Illinois Strawberry Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street Park Forest, IL 60466, from 8 am – 5 pm. Topics to be covered include: diseases, insects and weeds affecting strawberries; managing fertility; growing strawberries vertically and in high tunnels, and strawberry food safety. Experienced growers will share informat...

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2012 USDA Census data

USDA released the preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture results. Key findings include an increase in the value of agricultural products sold in the United States totaling $394.6 billion in 2012, up 33 percent ($97.4 billion) from 2007. The number of farms and land in farms were down slightly, but held steady. Additionally, agriculture is becoming more diverse. For more information abou...

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Bi-State Horse Conference Feb. 22

Bi-State Horse Conference Date and Time: February 22, 2014 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM   Location: Kenosha County Center 19600 75th Street , WI 53104 Bristol, WI 53104  ...

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Who's Farming - check out the USDA 2012 Census

The 2012 Census showed principal farm operators are becoming older and more diverse; following the trend of pervious censuses. In 2012, the average age of a principal farm operator was 58.3 years, up 1.2 years since 2007, and continuing a 30-year trend of steady increase. The Census also accounted for more minority-operated farms in 2012 than in 2007. For more information about the Cens...

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Jan 23 Pumpkins and Gourdes Webinar

Webinars will be held from 1:00 - 2:30 pm on Thursdays and are free. To register, click http://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=8854 Jan 23 Pumpkins and Gourdes - Nathan Johanning, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/L...

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Agritourism & Marketing workshop at ISCAOC

Agritourism & Marketing January 9, 2014 ISCAOC Springfield, IL http://jhawkins54.typepad.com/files/conference-program-and-reg-form-2014.pdf 10:45 Sampling Best Practices and Impacts: Observations From Over 6,000 Market Visitors. Tim Woods, University of Kentuck...

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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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Pumpkin Production, Pest Management, and Marketing at ISCAOC

Pumpkin Production, Pest Management, and Marketing ISCAOC Springfield, IL Jan. 8, 2014 http://jhawkins54.typepad.com/files/conference-program-and-reg-form-2014.pdf 10:00 Introduction 10:05 Soils, Fertilizers, and Pumpkin Production....

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New Small Farm Website

Illinois Small Farms http://web.extension.illinois.edu/smallfarm/...

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