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University of Illinois Extension serving Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties

McLean County
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 11:30-12:30 pm)

Livingston County
1412 S Locust
Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone: 815-842-1776
FAX: 815-842-6547
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

McLean County
UNITY Community Center
632 Orlando Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-862-4041
FAX: 309-663-8270
Hours: Monday - Friday 11am to 7:00 pm

Woodford County
109 East Eureka Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530
Phone: 309-467-3789
FAX: 309-467-6034
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

Soil and Water Management Webinar

February 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM )

University of Illinois Extension - McLean County
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704 (McLean County)

$45/person includes lunch 
4.5 HOURS of CEUs in Soil & Water Mgmt for CCAs

Speakers Will Include:

Bruce L. Rhoads and Thanos Papanicolaou
Where does eroded soil come from and where does it go? Implications for soil and stream management

  • Healthy, living soils
  • Organic matter
  • Reducing Erosion and Runoff
  • Delivery of eroded soil to hillslopes & streams
  • The future soil and stream management

Adam Ward and Laura Keefer
The link between weather events & nutrient exports from Illinois to the Gulf, and what to do about it

  • Results of regional data sets, field monitoring, and model experiments
  • Descriptions of the mechanisms operating on the landscape
  • Efficacy of land management decisions in reducing nutrient losses

Wendy Taheri, PhD
Managing Microbes: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in Cropping Systems, and Understanding the Benefits of Biodiversity

  • AMF are keystone species in soil that form a symbiotic relationship with plants, protecting them from a stress factors that affect your crops
  • Learn to manage microbes to get the most out of your soil
  • Instead of working your soil, let your soil work for you
  • How to develop a cropping system that regenerates soil quality, reduces input costs, and increases profit margins
  • The role of microbial biodiversity in crop protection and nutrient cycling

Donna Brandt
How to use soil health tests in a crop management program