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Russel Higgins
Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
4004 N. Division
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: 815-942-2725

Nikki Keltner
Program Coordinator - Stephenson County
University of Illinois Extension
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006

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  • Manure Central
    A clearninghouse for resources about the production and management of livestock manure.
  • Soybean Rust (USDA)
    The latest USDA informaton on soybean rust.
  • Certified Livestock Manager Training
    The site gives information about commercial haulers, state and federal rules, manure share program, and the Illinois Manure Management Plan.
  • Pesticide Safety Education Program
    Fact sheets, newsletters and training information about pesticide safety.
  • Cash Rents Podcast
    Dr. Gary Schnitkey is a professor and farm management specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois . His activities focus on farm management and risk management.
  • Crop Sciences Research and Education Center
    The Crop Science Research and Education Center maintains 1,000 acres of research fields south of campus, it also includes the Morrow Plots established in 1876 and is the oldest continuous agricultural research field in the United States.
  • EZregs
    Making sense of Illinois Agricultural and Horticultural regulations.
  • Orr Agricultural R&D Center
    The Orr Research & Demonstration Center includes 478 acres of cropland, pasture and woodland located in western Illinois. ORDC is home to both Crop and Animal Science research.
  • Private Applicator Training (Online Course)
    Online course to assist private pesticide applicators prepare for the licensing examination.

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