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News Release

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2017 West Central Agronomy Day talks herbicide resistance, disease, and ag markets

University of Illinois Extension hosted the 2017 West Central Illinois Agronomy Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Lincoln Land Community College in Litchfield.  The conference featured six researchers who discussed the latest developments in crop sciences, as well as challenges facing farmers in 2017. Herbicide resistance, crop rotation management to prevent disease, and the uncertainties of the commodity markets were major topics of discussion at this year’s event.

Program speakers included:

Project Updates - Gary Letterly, U of I Extension
Crop Disease Update - Illinois - Angie Peltier, U of I
Agricultural Data for Illinois - Mark Schleusener, NASS, USDA
Delaying Herbicide Resistance - Adam Davis, U of I
Farm Economy & Markets 2017 - Todd Kuethe & Todd Hubbs, U of I
Developing Water Efficient Corn - Anthony Studer, U of I

Almost seventy area producers and professionals attended the event, including Illinois State Representative, Avery Bourne. The conference and lunch was provided at no cost and CCA CEU credits were available.

West Central Illinois Agronomy Day is hosted by University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 and coordinated by Gary Letterly, Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship. The event is made possible through the generous support of sponsors. Those sponsors include: First National Bank of Raymond; Linco Precision, LLC; M&M Service Co.; Litchfield National Bank; Litchfield Farmers Grain; First National Bank Litchfield; Miller Bros Fertilizer Co.; CNB Bank & Trust; Morrisonville Farmers Co-op; First National Bank Nokomis; First Community Bank; Mennel Milling Co. of IL; Macoupin County Farm Bureau; National Bank; Melvin Rovey Farm & Sales; Security National Bank; Crop Production Services; and Conklin Distributor – Bernie Hand.

Anyone interested in obtaining more information from the West Central Illinois Agronomy Day may contact Gary Letterly at the Christian County Extension office by calling 217-287-7246 or by emailing

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.




Photo Caption: Angie Peltier, from the University of Illinois, discusses soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) at the West Central Illinois Agronomy Day in Litchfield.