Issue No. 25, Article 4/December 8, 2006
2007 University of Illinois Regional Crop Management Conferences
As part of the portfolio of University of Illinois Extension field crop production and protection programs, three regional crop management conferences will be held in late January through mid-February. We view these programs as complementary to the Crop Protection Technology Conference on January 3 and 4 and to the Corn & Soybean Classics held at six locations in January The Crop Management Conferences, developed by University of Illinois Extension educators and specialists, provide a great opportunity to interact with instructors on a broad range of topics likely to affect producers' bottom lines in 2007.
Certified crop advisers can earn up to 13 hours of continuing education units. Each conference will focus on those regional issues most likely to be of greatest interest and importance to the audience and includes concurrent sessions as well as opening and closing general sessions. Participants will be able to attend 6 of the 24 concurrent topic sessions offered. Because of the high demand for Soil & Water CEU credits, topics in this area will be covered during the general sessions so that everyone can participate.
The workshops will be conducted on the following dates:
- January 30-31: Southern Illinois Crop Management Conference, Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center, Whittington, Illinois. For more information, contact Dennis Epplin, Mt. Vernon Extension Center (618-242-9310; firstname.lastname@example.org).
- February 13-14: Central Illinois Crop Management Conference, Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center, Springfield, Illinois. For more information, contact Robert Bellm, Edwardsville Extension Center (618-692-9434; email@example.com).
- February 20-21: Northern Illinois Crop Management Conference, Kishwaukee College Convention Center, Malta, Illinois. For more information, contact Greg Clark, Whiteside Extension Unit (815-772-4075; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Advance registration, no later than one week prior to each conference, is $100 per person. Late and on-site registration is $125. The fee includes lunch, refreshments, and handouts for both days. There is no one-day registration option. These regional conferences provide a great way to continue with your preparations for the 2007 growing season.--Mike Gray and Kevin Steffey