Extension Ag Update
May/June 2003
Articles Research Resources Internet Links Ag Facts Education


Equine Checkoff Referendum Oct 7, 2003 at Extension Offices

Kevin Kline, Extension Specialist - Equine, 217-333-1784, kkline@uiuc.edu
Illinois horse owners will vote Tuesday, October 7 to begin voluntarily contributing five cents ($0.05) per 50-pound bag of commercial horse feed ($2 per ton) to finance equine research and education programs. Voting will take place at local Extension units. For more information about the referendum check the website.

Rural Route 2 Is Available at 1-800-468-1834

The Rural Route 2 service is designed to help farm families get through tough times. This confidential service provides referrals for farm business and family financial advice; helps manage economic as well as personal situations; helps locate local support; and identifies assistance through the Illinois Farm Development Authority.

Publications Plus –University of Illinois Agricultural and Horticultural Publications
www.PublicationsPlus.uiuc.edu or Call 1-800-345-6087.
It’s a one-stop shop for a current catalog of research-based information (Mastercard and VISA accepted)

Forages Resources CD
Published by Iowa State Press this CD-ROM is an extremely valuable learning tool for professionals who require forage information. This CD-ROM serves as a supplement to information presented in Forages: An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture, 6th edition. -Nearly 1900 high-resolution images of plant and seed characteristics of individual forage species, forage management practices, grazing systems and methods, and forage harvest and storage make this a valuable resource. To order go the website or contact Iowa State Press, 2121 State Avenue, Ames, IA 50014, 800-862-6657.

Organic Grain: Cropping System and Marketing: Manual and CD
A practical guide to growing and marketing organically raised grain. To order contact the Rodale Press, 610-683-6009, ribooks@fast.net

Organic and Sustainable Practices Workbooks
These workbooks were developed to assist producers in working through the many details necessary to farm sustainable while remaining in compliance with the National Standard. There are two workbooks in the series - one for crops and one for livestock. Individual hard copies can be obtained by calling 1-800-346-9140 or on the web at http://www.attra.ncat.org/.