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Listening Sessions for Organic Growers

May 17, 2002
University of Illinois Extension and the College of ACES Organic Taskforce will sponsor three listening sessions in June and July for organic growers in Illinois. The purpose of the listening sessions is to obtain input from current organic growers about pressing issues in Illinois organic crop production. We (University of Illinois staff and faculty) will be doing the listening. University of Illinois IPM and crop systems Extension educators Suzanne Bissonnette, Pablo Kalnay, and Ellen Phillips will facilitate the listening sessions.

Do you want to discuss issues about the production and marketing of organic commodities, pest management, or other issues related to organic crop production? This is your opportunity to discuss current issues in organic crop production in a round-table setting. Your input will guide future research and education programs of the Organic Taskforce. All sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Although registration is free, preregistration is requested. The dates and locations of the listening sessions are as follows:

· June 18, Redbud--contact University of Illinois Extension units in Monroe or Randolph counties to preregister: (618)939-3434 or (618)443-4364, respectively.

· June 26, Sycamore--contact University of Illinois Extension unit in DeKalb to preregister: (815)758-8194.

· July 2, Lincoln--contact University of Illinois Extension unit in Logan County to preregister: (217)732- 8289.

Choose the location most convenient for you. We look forward to your at-tendance. For more information about the listening sessions, contact Suzanne Bissonnette, Champaign Extension Center, at (217)333-4901.--Suzanne Bissonnette

Author: Suzanne Bissonnette


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Executive Editor: Kevin Steffey, Extension Entomologist

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