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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

Orr Center crop science field day July 20

Date: July 7, 2016


Source: Mike Vose, 217-236-4911,


URBANA, Ill. –The University of Illinois’s Orr Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center will host a field day on Wednesday, July 20. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and refreshments.


“The format will be new this year,” says Mike Vose, coordinator of research at the Orr Center. “There will be three U of I Extension specialists making presentations in indoor classrooms.”


•             Weed scientist Aaron Hager will talk about weed management.


•             Agronomist Emerson Nafziger will discuss crop conditions and nitrogen management.


•             Agricultural economist Gary Schnitkey will discuss crop income projections.


Vose says the indoor sessions will be followed by a short wagon tour to look at crop conditions and some of the research trials underway at the center. The tour should be finished by 11 a.m. Continuing education units will be available for Certified Crop Advisors.


For more information, contact Mike Vose (217-236-4911;


The Orr Center is on State Hwy 104 approximately 4 miles west of the junction of IL routes 107 and 104 north of Perry, Illinois.


Visit the center’s website for more information.



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