Certified crop advisers who
attend these seminars will be able to earn continuing education
units: four in soil and water management and one in professional
The seminars will run from 9
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with registration from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The
registration fee of $25 is due one week before a meeting and
includes a noon luncheon and take-home materials.
[For more details, see "Options in
drainage design are focus of seminars."]
Agronomy programs scheduled
"Insect Management and Pest
Resistance" programs have been scheduled through the Latitude Bridge
system, which involves both computer images and voice delivery.
Specialists from the University of Illinois, Iowa State University
and other land-grant universities in the Midwest will be involved.
Following are the workshops that have been scheduled:
Feb. 5 -- Soybean Aphid
March 5 -- Insect/Weed
March 12 -- Plant
Disease/Nematode Resistance Teleconference
All these will be at the local
Extension office. The Feb. 5 workshop will be from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m., and the two workshops in March are scheduled from 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Lunch will be on your own each day.
CCA credits have been applied
Preregistration and a $5 fee
are required. To preregister, stop by the office or send a check
made out to U of I, for the $5 fee per workshop, to Logan County
Extension, 980 N. Postville Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656.
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Farm management workshop
Economics offerings for this
year include an Illinois Farm Management Workshop on Feb. 4 in
Lincoln. Participants may bring their own laptop computers and
instructors will assist in installing the software. Agenda items are
"Crop Budgeting and Controlling Farmland (Leasing or Purchasing),"
"Machinery Economics," and "Crop Insurance Decision Making."
Registration begins at 9:30
a.m. and instruction will begin at 9:50. Lunch will be provided at
noon, and the program will adjourn by 3 p.m.
The registration fee is $45.
Contact Sue Esposito at (217) 333-5506 or the Logan County Extension
office for more information and registration blanks.
Nutrient management plans
"Creating and Following
Nutrient Management Plans" is one of the hottest topics in
production agriculture. Logan County has scheduled a Feb. 24
workshop to assist you in developing plans. This workshop should be
of benefit to those wishing to complete individual plans, people
desiring to write plans for others on a commercial basis, and allied
industry and government personnel wishing to assist clientele.
Six hours of CCA credit are
available for this workshop.
Contact the Extension office for a specific schedule and
registration information. Preregistration, with payment of $25 fee,
Fulton, local unit leader,
University of Illinois Extension]