Northwest Illinois Agronomy Summit



The University of Illinois Extension is pleased to announce the fourth annual Northwest Illinois Agronomy Summit that will be held at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau Building, 210 W. Spring Street, Freeport, IL on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, with the program running from  9 a.m. to Noon The theme for this year’s conference is Updates in Crop Management with University of Illinois and University of Wisconsin-Madison specialists discussing strategies for weed, pest, disease, and nutrient management.

  • Daniel Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will discuss ‘Nutrient Management Under High Prices’ making the most of your input dollar by considering manure and cover crop credits, crop rotation, nitrogen management and more.
  • ‘Illinois Variety Testing Program’ topic will be led by Allen Parrish, Director of Crop Science Research Farm, University of Illinois covering corn, soybean, and hemp variety trials conducted by the University of Illinois.
  • University of Illinois Extension Commercial Ag Educator Chelsea Harbach will be on hand to present ‘Tode Talk: Updates on Soybean Cyst Nematode Management’ discussing CSN problems in Illinois and how newly proposed methods of managing this yield stealer are performing in university-based research trials. 
  • University of Illinois Extension Commercial Ag Educator Phillip Alberti will round out the day with updates about ongoing university research trials and upcoming educational programs

Registration is required to attend the Northwest Illinois Agronomy Summit and can be completed at or by calling the U of I Extension at (815) 235-4125. Registration cost is $5 per person.

All current COVID-19 guidelines recommended by IDPH and the CDC will be followed and the event is subject to change in order to follow the most up to date guidance.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Extension Office, early requests are strongly encouraged to allow enough time for meeting your needs.