Illinois Wheat Forum Aug. 21
wheat producers, processors invited
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[August 13, 2012]
-- Illinois wheat producers and processors are invited to
attend the Illinois Wheat Association's annual Illinois Wheat Forum
on Aug. 21 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Highland.
Those attending the Illinois Wheat Forum will have the
opportunity to learn more about diseases that affect wheat
yields in Illinois, key components of farm profitability, crop
insurance and weed management, as well as receive information
about 2012 wheat production in Illinois and the upcoming farm
Participants also will have the chance to tour a number of
exhibits, featuring seed companies, millers, elevators, crop
protection services and other service industries.
"The Illinois Wheat Forum offers producers a chance to learn
more about nearly every facet of production," said Diane
Handley, executive director of the Illinois Wheat Association.
"From crop insurance to a 2013 growing season outlook, producers
will take home a wealth of information that will help them
increase the productivity and profitability of their
Registration for the conference begins at 8 a.m. and sessions
begin at 9 a.m. The forum includes lunch and will conclude at
For more information, visit the Illinois Wheat Association
www.illinoiswheat.org, or call Handley, the association
director, at 309-557-3662.
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The Illinois Wheat Forum is made possible through the support of the
USDA Risk Management Agency and the Illinois Farm Bureau.
The Illinois Wheat Association is a member organization serving
all aspects of the Illinois wheat industry, from producer to
processor. The association provides educational opportunities,
encourages research relating to wheat and wheat products, promotes
marketing alternatives, and represents its members in state and
federal legislative activities relating to the needs of the Illinois
[Text from file received from
Illinois Farm Bureau]