No. 25 Article 3/December 3, 2004

New Crop Management Conferences Planned by University of Illinois Extension

Producers, agribusiness dealers, crop scouts, and farm managers will want to attend one of the new Crop Management Conferences being delivered this winter by University of Illinois Extension. This new programming effort is designed to provide in-depth, current information about a wide range of crop production topics. The dates and locations for the conferences are February 8-9, Keller Convention Center, Effingham; February 22-23, Hamilton Inn, Jacksonville; and March 1-2, Kishwaukee College Convention Center, Malta.

Each conference will address crop production topics pertinent to the southern, central, or northern Illinois region where it is held. The format will include numerous concurrent sessions to enable attendees to participate in three or four sessions focused on different topics. Subjects to be discussed include soybean rust, insect management in corn and soybeans, wheat management, problem weeds, crop rotation, tillage, crop insurance, and GPS. Each concurrent session will be conducted for 80 minutes, providing time for in-depth discussion, audience interaction, and questions and answers. Some sessions will be repeated. Presenters will be Extension specialists and educators. Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers have been applied for.

The registration fee is $75 per person in advance (7 days prior to the conference) or $100 per person at the door. The fee includes lunch, refreshments, and supporting materials for both days. There is no one-day registration fee.

To register for the Effingham conference, contact Robert Bellm at (618) 692-9434. To register for the Jacksonville conference, contact the Morgan-Scott Extension Unit at (217) 243-7424. To register for the Malta conference, contact Dave Feltes at (309) 792-2500). Conference brochures
will be available soon at Extension offices.--Jim Morrison

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