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  • Crop, Stock and Ledger
    Crop, Stock and Ledger covers a variety of agricultural and natural resources issues.
  • Illinois Pesticide Review
    The Illinois Pesticide Review provides concise information on legislation, regulations, and other developments directly impacting pesticide use 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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Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987

Jenny Garner
County Extension Director
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987

Commercial Agriculture

Commercial Agriculture

University of Illinois Extension has excellent resources for farm owners and operators.


When you support the University of Illinois Extension Commercial Agriculture program, the agriculture community is provided with access to cutting edge agricultural, food science and research information that can be used by local commercial, producers, agri-businesses, and small farms / urban farms. This information allows for cost savings, increased revenue, latest technology, and pest management best practices. Those benefits include increased economic activity and intangible benefits including sustainable environmental preservation and a venue for providing education about agriculture. Extending knowledge, changing lives.

Tune in for Radio & TV news from University of Illinois College of ACES http://illinifarmreport.blogspot.com/ where you can get advice from University of Illinois Agricultural Economists: Darrell Good,  Gary Schnitkey, Todd Gleason

As the serious financial and other stress continues in our agricultural community, we have compiled resources from various state's cooperative Extensions to deal with farm stress, market stress, youth stress, marriage stress, women’s stress, men’s stress, and grief.  Click on the topics below for the materials.

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  • General
    Small Farms Winter Webinar Series and more!
  • RISWCD Information
    Resources from the Soil and Water Conservation District

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