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Organic livestock satellite broadcast

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[OCT. 28, 2004]  URBANA -- Washington State University, in cooperation with the National Center for Appropriate Technology, Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, Oregon State University, and Oregon Tilth, is offering a satellite broadcast examining the basics of organic livestock production and the opportunities it presents.

The program will be broadcast on Friday and can be viewed at several locations from noon to 2:30 p.m.

It is intended to help agricultural professionals (Extension personnel, consultants, suppliers, veterinarians, producers, etc.) become familiar with this growing sector of agriculture and to better answer questions and find resources on the topic.

Locations for viewing:

Champaign County Unit (co-hosted with Vermilion County)
801 Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: (217) 333-7672
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/champaign/map.html

Kankakee County Unit
1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Phone: (815) 933-8337
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/k3/map.html

Knox County Unit
180 S. Soangetaha Road, Suite 108
Galesburg, IL 61401-5595
Phone: (309) 342-5108
http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/cie2/offices/location-t.cfm?OID=184

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Lake County Unit
100 S. U.S. Highway 45
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 223-8627
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/lake/map.html

Sangamon-Menard Unit
P.O. Box 8467
State Fairgrounds
Springfield, IL 62791
Phone: (217) 782-4617
http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/cie2/offices/location-t.cfm?OID=211

The broadcast is sponsored by the University of Illinois Agroecology Sustainable Agriculture Program, North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development Program, and the University of
Illinois Extension (Champaign, Kankakee, Knox  Lake, Sangamon-Menard and Vermilion counties and the Animal Systems Team). 

For more information about the program, visit http://ext.wsu.edu/noas/

[University of Illinois news release]

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