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University of Illinois Extension serving Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren Counties

Knox County
180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-342-5108
FAX: 309-342-1768
Hours: Hours: Monday - Friday 8a.m. to 4:30p.m. (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Upcoming Events

2018 Commercial Tree Fruit Schools

February 13-14, 2018

For current research-based information on growing tree fruits, attend the 2018 Tree Fruit School. This program features  a wide range of topics to help you meet the challenges of commercial fruit production in Southern and Southwestern Illinois. The school will cover key orchard management topics, such as insect and disease management in apples and peaches, as well as other production issues. The 2017 Year in Review will be given by Kurt Range from Braeutigam Orchard.  Special guest speaker will be Matthew Schuld from Summit Tree Sales in Michigan.  He will be presenting information on apple and peach varieties for commercial orchards and planning for the long term. 

Industry representatives will also be on hand to talk about their latest products and services.

Twoschools are offered this year – one on February 13th atthe Mt. Vernon DoubleTree by Hilton (formally Holiday Inn) and February 14th at the Knights of Columbus Hall, three miles south of Hardin.

Register on or before February 5th to get the special discount rate.


Mt. Vernon:

Pre-registration: $40.00 per farm

Register at the door:  $50.00 per farm

Includes workshop attendance and one copy of the 2018 Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide


Pre-registration: $40.00 for the first person - $30.00 for each additional person

Register at the door:  $50.00 per person

Includes workshop attendance, lunch, and one copy of the 2018 Midwest Fruit pest Management Guide

For additional information, please contact Laurie George at (618) 242-0780 or Ken Johnson  at (217) 243-7424

We hope to see you there!

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