Serving DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties

Commercial Agriculture spans a wide range of topics and works to address the needs of various producers. The expertise of our local educational specialists combined with the resources of the statewide Illinois Extension system form a powerful source of information and insight for agricultural producers in our region. 

Looking for an answer to a specific question? Scroll down to see the many resources available including farmdoc and Weekly Update, or contact Russel Higgins or another one of our educators to learn more about how Illinois Extension is prepared to help.

Russel Higgins
Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture

Featured Resources


News and insight into managing and operating your farm

Illinois Manure Management Plan

The electronic version of the Illinois Manure Management Plan workbook

Certified Crop Adviser

Online course for CCA credit

Variety Testing Program

Annual crop performance tests on hybrids and varieties of the major Illinois field crops

Illinois Livestock Trail

Research from University of Illinois Extension animal systems specialists

Private Applicator Training

Online course to assist private pesticide applicators preparing for the licensing examination

  • Illinois Pesticide Review: The Illinois Pesticide Review provides concise information on legislation, regulations, and other developments directly impacting pesticide use in Illinois.
  • The Bulletin: Weekly bulletins during the growing season, letting you know what problem pests to look for before they reach your field
  • Weekly Outlook: Published each Monday, addresses current and prospective developments in crop and livestock markets