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Angie Peltier
Former Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture

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Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.
Figure. Tall fescue pasture (image: John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University,

2013 Illinois Forage Expo

Mr. Dale Baird recently wrote the following press release about the upcoming Illinois Forage Expo:

"The 2013 Illinois Forage Expo will be held on Tuesday July 16 hosted by Adam Schroeder, Coal Valley, Illinois. The event will be held on Niabi Zoo Road, just east of the Zoo in Rock Island County. The Expo will start at 9:00 am and conclude at 3:00 pm.

The Forage Expo will include field demonstrations of forage harvesting equipment and commercial displays of forage related products and equipment. In addition, educational sessions will be presented that focus on forage management. For information concerning exhibiting a commercial display contact Dave Gentry, GROWMARK, Inc., P.O. Box 2500, Bloomington, IL 61702-2500, phone (309) 557-6397 or email at

Also, a Quality Hay & Haylage Contest will be available for producers to enter 2013 harvested bales and haylage. Entries in the Quality Hay & Haylage Contest must be delivered on site from 8:30 am to 10 am. There is no entry fee and NIRS analysis will be provided free of charge. Bales weighing over 100 pounds will need an official scale weigh ticket. Four hay and one haylage class will be available and class winners will receive a certificate.

The Forage Expo site can be reached by taking the Quad Cities airport exit off of the I74/I280 interchange and go east on Route 6/1st Avenue (which turns into 69th Avenue) about 3 miles to Niabi Zoo Road. Then turn right (southeast) and go 1 ½ mile to the Expo site. Additional information concerning the Illinois Forage Expo will be available in several weeks at

The Forage Expo is co-sponsored by the Illinois Forage and Grassland Council, University of Illinois Extension and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service."

For Further Information Contact: Dale L. Baird

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