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    Discover agriculture of Coles County.
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  • Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News
    A newsletter on the production of fruit and vegetable crops in Illinois.
  • The Bulletin
    Weekly bulletins during the growing season, letting you know what problem pests to look for before they reach your field.
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David Shiley
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
122 S Walnut St
Arthur, IL 61911
Phone: 217-543-3755
FAX: 217-543-3757

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

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  • EZregs
    Making sense of Illinois Agricultural and Horticultural regulations.
  • Pumpkins & More
    You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
  • Illinois Forestry
    A wonderful library of links to forestry information and management references for citizens, students, teachers, landowners, environmental groups, natural resource managers, foresters, and loggers.
  • Pesticide Safety Education Program
    Fact sheets, newsletters and training information about pesticide safety.
  • Soil Testing
    Need to test your soil? Here's what you need to know.
  • Manure Share
    Manure Share is a manure exchange program that brings gardeners and landscapers searching for organic materials for use in composting or field applications in contact with livestock owners who have excess manure.
  • Illinois Livestock Trail
    Livestock related research from University of Illinois Extension animal systems specialists.
  • Living with Wildlife in Illinois
    This website provides residents of Illinois with information about how to coexist with Illinois wildlife.
  • Raspberries & More
    Learn about varieties & selection, how to plant, and where to find nurseries and U-pick farms.

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