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Lisa Torrance
County Extension Director
University of Illinois Extension
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
FAX: 309-833-3019

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Local Food Systems and Small Farms


  • Certified Livestock Manager Training
    The site gives information about commercial haulers, state and federal rules, manure share program, and the Illinois Manure Management Plan.

  • Illinois Livestock Trail
    Livestock related research from University of Illinois Extension animal systems specialists.

  • Making a Hoop Pen for Pasture Poultry
    Interest in pasture poultry production has been on the rise. This kind of poultry production typically involves housing the birds in a bottomless pen that is placed on pasture and moved at regular intervals. The flock has access to the pasture (plants and any associated insects) while providing them some protection from predators. Includes detailed instructions for constructing a Hoop Pen.

  • Poisonous Plant Resources
    Collection of online resources dealing with poisonous plants.