Have you moved onto a property with neglected apple trees? Or perhaps you have missed out on pruning your trees for a while? You may be able to get your trees on the path towards productivity, but you have decisions to make over the next couple of years.
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The new 2018 Cottage Food Regulations are presented by Rebecca Osland, Manager of Government Relations for the Illinois Stewardship Alliance. She clarifies the Illinois Food Freedom Act which covers the Cottage Food rules.
The field day is an ideal opportunity for farmers to learn about weeding tools and techniques. PrairiErth Farm in Atlanta, IL. will be hosting the event in the farm’s new packing shed, which also serves as a local Food Hub and Educational Center.
The On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) is a voluntary assessment to familiarize Illinois farmers with the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.
Come join us for the 2018 Pumpkin Field Day at Ewing Demonstration Center! We have over 75 pumpkin varieties planted, and will have field demonstration plots on disease and weed management. We will also showcase an ornamental corn variety trial.
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