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Illinois turkeys

Illinos farmers raise about 3 million turkeys a year!  A small percentage of the almost 250 million turkeys raised in the United States. ...

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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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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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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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Critical Economic Decisions when Raising Heifers

Tomorrow Jason Karszes will discuss some key items every dairy farmer should consider in heifer raising. He will cover the costs involved, factors that influence those costs, the economic impact of the replacement program on the dairy farm's performance, and several other factors to consider in a replacement program. Note: After clicking the link to go to the meeting, you...

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Capturing Valuable Nutrients from Manure: Part 2

This month we will continue our 3 -part series of webcasts on nutrient capture from manure. The focus of part two will be on experiences with nutrient capture in Michigan, capture of phosphorus from liquid dairy manure in Washington State and Maryland, and nitrogen capture in Washington State and Wisconsin. More......

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Controlling internal parasites in small and backyard poultry flocks

https://learn.extension.org/events/1287 Keeping happy chickens means keeping them healthy. Internal parasites can be a problem when chickens are allowed to roam. Dr. Donna Carver from North Carolina State University will discuss controlling internal parasites in backyard flocks. Tags...

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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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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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Manure Share

Manure can improve soil quality.  Find sources of manue at this website. http://web.extension.illinois.edu/manureshare/...

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New Small Farm Website

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

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Manure Central

Check our Manure Central to utilize this resource safely http://web.extension.illinois.edu/manurecentral/...

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Emergency Drought Telenet. Alternative Feeds for horses.

Emergency Drought Telenet. Alternative Feeds for horses. Dr. Kevin Kline, Extension Specialist, University of Illinois media.itcs.illinois.edu/telenet/20120824/3768446-2.html...

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Emergency Horse Drought Telenet. Preserving Pastures in Drought.

Emergency Horse Drought Telenet. Preserving Pastures in Drought. Presented by Ellen Phillips, Extension Educator, University of Illinois media.itcs.illinois.edu/telenet/20120824/3768446.html...

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