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University of Illinois Extension serving Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren Counties

Main Office (Knox County)
180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108
Galesburg, IL 61401-5595
Phone: 309-342-5108
FAX: 309-342-1768
Email:uie-hkmw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Henderson County)
410 E. Main, PO Box 540
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Phone: 309-924-1163
FAX: 309-924-1164
Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8am-2pm and Thursday 8am-4:30pm

Main Office (McDonough County)
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
FAX: 309-833-3019
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Warren County)
1000 North Main Street
P.O. Box 227
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-5161
FAX: 309-734-5532
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30pm (Closed noon to 1 pm)

Upcoming Events

2014 Small Farms WINTER WEBINAR SERIES

January 9 - March 27, 2014
(1:00 PM - 2:30 PM )

2014 SMALL FARM WINTER WEBINAR SERIES    Jan-March 2014    1:00 - 2:30 pm

The University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for the small farm community, providing practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois.  This series of online events is aimed at providing small farm producers with a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability.  Webinars will be held from 1:00 - 2:30 pm on Thursdays and are free.  

Choose any number of the following webinars to attend when you register.    

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

TO REGISTER, GO TO:     https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=8854    

The webinars can be accessed on-line from your personal computer.  In case you cannot attend these dates, register anyway!  An archived version of the webinars will be provided via email for viewing at your convenience.

Contact your local Extension office for more information regarding attending the webinars on-site.

For more information, contact:  Miki White, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/Local Foods/Community Development Program Coordinator at 309-342-5108 or miki7047@illinois.edu

 

 

 



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