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Area Tillage Seminar

Posted by John Fulton -

Dr. Tony Vyn, a nationally-recognized agronomist and researcher from Purdue University will be the featured speaker at the West Central Illinois Tillage Seminar, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Hamilton's in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Tony has received national acclaim for his applied research associated with strip-till and no-till farming systems. The program, featuring numerous state and nationally recognized speakers, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is co-sponsored by University of Illinois Extension, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, NRCS, AISWCD, and the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Seed, chemical, machinery dealers and other agri-businesses will be featured as exhibitors. This Tillage Seminar will provide 5.0 CEU's for Certified Crop Advisers (4.5 Soil & Water Management and 0.5 IPM).

Pre-registration is necessary and the deadline is January 30. Seating is limited so registration will be taken on a first-come basis. A $15 per person fee will be charged to cover room rental and noon luncheon. To register, include the following information with your check: West Central Illinois Tillage Seminar, your name, address and county of residence. Please make your check payable to "University of Illinois Extension" and send to: Morgan County Extension Office, 104 North Westgate, Jacksonville, IL 62650.

For more information, contact Aaron Dufelmeier at (217)243-7424.

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