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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 Thursday, January 16, 2013.
The late registration/walk-in fee is $10 per person.
To register, or for a copy of the brochure, call University of Illinois Extension at 815-758-8194.
You can register with credit card below.

To help you develop new ideas to profit from your small acres, attend the two general sessions and choose one breakout session.

GENERAL SESSIONS

"Year Round Growing" with Mary Brubach of Susie's Garden Patch will share how to maximize markets by extending the growing season by using high tunnels.

"Organic Vegetable Production" with Grant McCarty, University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator will provide an introduction to organic principles, certification process, and vegetable management practices for those interested in becoming certified or wanting to incorporate these practices into their operation.

Breakout Session Choices:
Option 1: Soil Management Ellen Phillips, University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator will share how to know what soil type you have, why soil testing is important and how to improve your soil.
Option 2: Sheep & Goat Production James Theuri, University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator will provide information on raising sheep and goats.

This program is organized by University of Illinois Extension with co-sponsors including:
Kishwaukee College, DeKalb County Soil & Water Conservation District, and DeKalb County Natural Resources Conservation Services.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact DeKalb Extension Office (815-758-8194) at least two weeks prior to the event.


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