For livestock producers, Dec.
11-12 will see the Pork Industry Conference in Champaign.
Registration fee is $150, and more information is available by
e-mailing Gilbert Hollis at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Also available will be Certified Livestock
Manager Training in Bloomington on Feb. 9 and in Springfield on
Crop producers will have
several opportunities, including Private Pesticide Training and
Testing in Lincoln on Dec. 19 and Feb. 9 at the Extension office.
Registration is required by calling the office at 732-8289 or
Logan County will also host an Illinois Farm Management Conference
on Feb. 4, with a registration cost of $45. Teleconferences will
be Feb. 5 on soybean aphids, March 5 on insect and weed
resistance, and March 12 on plant disease and nematode resistance.
All these will be at the Lincoln Extension office and require
preregistration and a $5 fee.
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Economics offerings include
an Illinois Farm Management Workshop on Feb. 4 in Lincoln, with
the registration fee of $45. Participants may bring their own
laptop computers, and instructors will assist in installing the
software. Contact Sue Esposito at (217) 333-5506 or the Logan
County Extension office for more information and registration
blanks. An Alternative Farming Seminar is scheduled in Effingham
on March 6 and will cover production and economic information on
everything from bass to herbs.
Information on these and
other programs is available in the
calendar section of the Logan
County Extension Web pages at
The Extension office will be closed on the following days over the
holidays: from noon on Dec. 24 through the 26 and on Jan. 1. A
reduced staff will cover the office on the remainder of the days.
Happy holidays to each of you from the Extension family.