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2014 Small Farm Webinar series start this week


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.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=8854

Topics include:

Jan 9 Managing Layers on Pastures - Kyle Cecil, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/Local Foods Educator

Jan 16 An Overview of the Philosophy and History of Organic Agriculture - Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/Local Foods Educator

Jan 23 Pumpkins and Gourdes - Nathan Johanning, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/Local Foods Educator

Jan 30 Approaches to Small Scale Farm Composting - Ellen Phillips, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/Local Foods Educator

Feb 6 Organic Pest Management: Insects - Rick Weinzierl, University of Illinois Extension Specialist, Entomology, Dept. of Crop Sciences

Feb 13 Organic Pest Management: Disease - Darin Eastburn, University of Illnois Associate Professor of the Dept. of Crop Sciences, Plant Pathology

Feb. 20 Organic Pest Management: Weeds - Adam Davis, University of Illinois Associate Professor of the Dept. of Crop Sciences, Weed Science and Crop Management

Feb. 27 Asparagus Production - Mike Roegge, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/Local Foods Educator

Mar. 6 Small Orchard: Insects - Rick Weinzierl, University of Illinois Extension Specialist, Entomology, Dept. of Crop Sciences

Mar. 13 Small Orchard: Orchard Management - Elizabeth Wahle, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator

Mar. 20 Small Orchard: Disease - Mohammad Babadoost, University of Illinois Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology, Dept. of Crop Sciences

Mar. 27 Growing for Ethnic Markets - James Theuri, University of Illinois Extension Local Foods/Small Farms Extension Educator


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