University of Illinois Agriculture
New programs are being confirmed every day. Keep in touch with
your Extension Office for programs addressing the topics that
interest you and are offered in your County. To find your counties
go to: http://web.aces.uiuc.edu/ve/
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To search for programs throughout the state, check out Extension’s
searchable calendar. Search by location, topic or date to find
a program of you interest.
Small Grains Twilight Field Day, June 24, Northern Illinois
Agronomy Research Station, Shabbona, IL
Ellen Phillips, Crop Systems Educator, Countryside Extension
Center, 708-352-0109, firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing and marketing small grains will be the focus of the
Small Grains Twilight Field Day on June 24 at the Northern Illinois
Agronomy Research Station, Shabbona, IL. The evening will begin
with a light
supper while Jim Quinton, Director, Illinois Wheat Association
provides a Small Grains Market Outlook. Other topics will Include “Fitting
Small Grains into the Farm Bill Details” and Niche Markets
for Small Grains” Dr. Fred Kolb will round out the evening
at the small grains research plots discussing “Small grain
varieties and diseases.” For more information or to register,
please contact the University of Illinois DeKalb Extension Unit
2003 Illinois Forage Expo, July 1, 2003, Macomb, Illinois
The 2003 Illinois Forage Expo will be held on July 1, 2003
at the north edge of Macomb Illinois. The center of operations
the Western Illinois University Livestock Center, located one
mile west of Route 67 on Tower Road (N1400) at the intersection
Road and Wigwam Hollow. The event’s theme is “Forages
+ Livestock = Profitability.”
Forage Expo 2003 will focus on both forages for grazing and
harvesting systems. There will be field demonstrations of forage
equipment and commercial displays of forage related products
and equipment. Also, educational programs focusing on pasture
production will be offered. The Expo will start at 9 am and conclude
at 4 pm. There is no admission charge. Expo hosts are Western
Illinois University, City of Macomb, and Tim Sullivan.
Forage Expo 2003 is sponsored by Western Illinois University,
University of Illinois Extension, Illinois Forage and Grassland
Illinois Forage and Grassland Council, Natural Resource Conservation
Service, and Grazing Land Conservation Initiative. For information
about Forage Expo 2003 or if interested in exhibiting contact
by Dean Oswald, Animal Systems Educator at the Macomb Extension
(309) 836-3366 or e-mail email@example.com.
Research Field Days, July 9 and August 4,
University of Illinois, Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center,
Shabbona, Illinois. The annual Weed Control Field Day will
be held on July 9 with a tour beginning at 5 pm.U of I weed scientists
and graduate students will discuss some of the more than 30 weed
control research studies currently being
conducted at the Center. The 1_ hour tour will give participants
the opportunity to view results of numerous research projects
evaluating herbicide effectiveness, crop tolerance and management
A meal will be available on site at the conclusion of the tour.
The annual Agronomy Field Tour will be held
on August 4. Tours will depart from the farmstead every 15 minutes
from 4pm to 5:30pm
and last about 2 hours.
The U of I Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, located
in DeKalb County can be reached by going 1 mile east of Shabbona
on Route 30, then 5 1/2 miles north on University Road.
Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers will be
available for both field days.
Summer Tax Seminars Set
Bob Sampson, Extension Communications Specialist, (217) 244-0225;
Reservations are now being accepted for a series of University
of Illinois Extension Tax Seminars. The seminars are designed
for experienced income tax practitioners who assist taxpayers
and filing income tax returns.
Each seminar will cover the latest changes to tax law and discuss
complex issues associated with the seminar topic,” explained
Terri Kobel, program director for Extension’s Farm Income
A two-day seminar, LLC’s Taxed as Partnership, will attempt
to simply many of the Internal Revenue Code sections. Presenters
include Myron “Mike” Kelsey, a professor emeritus
at Michigan State University, and Gary Hoff, a U of I Extension
specialist. The seminar is scheduled for June 17-18 in Bloomington,
June 19-20 in Collinsville, July 8-9 in Hoffman Estates, and
July 10-11 in Tinley Park.
A one-day program will be offered on Farm Entity Selection.
It will review the various entity alternatives that farmers can
use and provide recommendations based upon specific situations.
include Hoff and Roger McEowen, an Extension specialist at
State University. The seminar is scheduled for July 16 in Bloomington
and July 17 in Collinsville. Only persons who have registered
will be able to attend the seminars. Prior to the June 2 registration
deadline, the fee for the LLC seminar is $300. After June 2,
charge is $330. Prior to July 3, the Farm Entity seminar registration
is $150 and $180 after that date.
Registration can be completed online at: http://www.ace.uiuc.edu/TaxSchool .
Telephone registrations will not be accepted but information
is available at (217) 333-1829.