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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

West Central Agronomy Day Tickets Now Available

West Central Illinois Agronomy Day will be held Wednesday February 17th at Lincoln Land Community College in Litchfield with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and programs running from 8:30 a.m. until noon.  Six different speakers will give presentations on the latest research in crop sciences and discuss some of the challenges facing farmers in 2016.  Lunch will be provided. The conference is free of charge, but requires a ticket.  Tickets may be picked up at any of our sponsors listed below or at the Jersey, Christian, Macoupin or Montgomery County Extension offices or at CCA CEU credits will be available. (Soil & Water Management CEUs: 0.5, Integrated Pest Management CEUs: 0.5, Crop Management CEUs: 2)

Speakers include:

Project Updates - Gary Letterly
Cover Crop Research, Illinois - Maria Villamil
Weed Control Challenges 2016 - Aaron Hager
UAV’s, Drones in Agriculture - Dennis Bowman
Income & Farmland Value Outlook 2016 - Todd Kuethe
Using Precision Technology, Field Trials - David Bullock

The event is being hosted by the University of Illinois Extension, Unit 18 and coordinated by Gary Letterly, Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship.  Sponsors include: First National Bank Litchfield; Miller Bros Fertilizer Co.; Litchfield National Bank; CNB Bank & Trust; Morrisonville Farmers Co-op; First National Bank Nokomis; M&M Service Co.; Linco Precision, LLC; First Community Bank; First National Bank of Raymond; Litchfield Farmers Grain; Mennel Milling Co. of IL; Nokomis Savings Bank; Macoupin County Farm Bureau; National Bank; Melvin Rovey Farm & Sales; Security National Bank; and Conklin Distributor – Bernie Hand.

Anyone interested in more information about the West Central Illinois Agronomy Day may call the Montgomery County Extension office at 217-532-3941 or contact Gary Letterly, at the Christian County Extension office at 217-287-7246 or by emailing


Local Contact: Gary Letterly, Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship,