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Tracy Jo Mulliken
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University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987

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County Extension Director
University of Illinois Extension
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Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987

Commercial Agriculture

Commercial Agriculture

University of Illinois Extension has excellent resources for farm owners and operators.


When you support the University of Illinois Extension Commercial Agriculture program, the agriculture community is provided with access to cutting edge agricultural, food science and research information that can be used by local commercial, producers, agri-businesses, and small farms / urban farms. This information allows for cost savings, increased revenue, latest technology, and pest management best practices. Those benefits include increased economic activity and intangible benefits including sustainable environmental preservation and a venue for providing education about agriculture. Extending knowledge, changing lives.

Crop Advantage Seminar, January 29, 2016, Moline

Join University of Illinois Extension and Iowa State Extension agriculture experts, field agronomists, economists, biosystems engineers, climatologists and other experts for a day-long seminar at the iWireless Center. Register early to save $10. Register here

Tune in for Radio & TV news from University of Illinois College of ACES where you can get advice from University of Illinois Agricultural Economists: Darrell Good,  Gary Schnitkey, Todd Gleason

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Local Resources and Information

  • 2016 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series
    UI Extension presents a weekly series for the small farm community providing practical knowledge on emerging topics in local food production. The webinars can be accessed on-line from your personal computer. Here's what's coming up in: January 14 - Lean Farming: Cutting Waste and Maximizing Efficiency on Small Farms January 21 - Soils and Soil Fertility for Small Farms January 28 - Farm Pond Ecology: Managing for Desirable Plants and Fish

  • Crop Advantage Registration Link
    Attend the Crop Advantage Seminar January 29, 2016 in Moline, IL. Knowledge in Every Field Each growing season farmers face unforeseen challenges. Extreme weather, unanticipated pests, unknown soil conditions- all these factors can interfere with producing an exceptional crop. Farmers contact field agronomists with Extension asking for help to sort out crop issues and find ways to lessen their detrimental effect on yields. Field agronomists are members of the Extension team of integrated cropping systems specialists who focus on how corn and soybean production interacts with soil, weather, cover crops, crop rotation and management practices and support farmersā€˜ use of data-driven technologies in precision agriculture.

  • Hill and Furrow Blog
    Angie Peltier, Extention Educator, Commercial Agriculture keeps you up to date on regional topics pertinent to commercial ag in Illinois.

  • Illini Farm Report
    Tune in for Radio & TV news from University of Illinois College of ACES Advice from UI Agricultural Economists: Darrell Good, Gary Schnitkey, Todd Gleason and others.

  • iPhone app MTRN (Maximum Return to Nitrogen) Calculator
    The calculations combine the agronomics of nitrogen rate research and the realities of economic fluctuations to provide a customized nitrogen rate. The free app is available from iTunes store.

  • The Cattle Connection
    The Cattle Connection is by Extension Commercial Agriculture Educator Travis Meteer, bringing you timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

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