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Contact Us

Laurie George
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
ljgeorge@illinois.edu

Nathan Johanning
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-687-1727
FAX: 618-687-1612
njohann@illinois.edu

Bronwyn Aly
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
1715 College Avenue
Carmi, IL 62821
Phone: 618-382-2662
FAX: 618-382-2276
baly@illinois.edu

Fruit Production

Fruit Production

General

This is where lots of great fruit production information is that didn't fit anywhere else

  • Contracts for Community Supported Agriculture Clarify Expectations for Producers and Consumers
    University of Illinois professor of agricultural law A. Bryan Endres and his wife are both lawyers so, between the two of them, they have read a lot of legal documents, but when they became members of their local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), even they struggled to understand the agreement they were asked to sign. Endres's experience as a consumer led him to develop simple contracts that can clarify expectations, avoid misunderstandings, and protect farmers and their customers.

  • Driftwatch - National Speciality Crop Site Registry
    DriftWatch™ is a tool for identifying specialty crop sites and to further enhance communications between producers of specialty crops and pesticide applicators that promote awareness and stewardship activities to help prevent and manage drift effects that sometimes occur from spray operations.

  • Illinois State Climatologist
    All things related to climate in Illinois.

  • Local Food Time Ticker PDF

  • Soil Testing Labs
    This list is provided for your reference. Call for current fees and services.

  • U.S. Drought Monitor

  • USDA National Fruit and Vegetable Retail Report
    Advertised prices for fruits and vegetables at major retail supermarket outlets. Updated regularly.

  • Year-Round Planting Calendar
    Planting guide for year-round field and hoop house production - from vegetables to fruits. It also presents facts and figures about nutrition loss over time, where your food dollar goes, and how our communities would benefit if only 15% of consumer food purchases went to local farmer Published by The Land Connection.