Ewing Demonstration Center Agronomy Field Day

Illinois Extension is excited host their annual Agronomy Field Day at Ewing Demonstration Center on Thursday, July 28 at 9 a.m. with a lunch to follow. The event will feature various educators and campus faculty as they provide best management practices for local growers.

Ewing Demonstration Center has served the agricultural community of southern Illinois since 1910.  Research at the center includes various trials for corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat, and cover crops.  The center has featured no-till research and demonstration plots for more than 50 years as it offers representative growing conditions for southern Illinois.

The event will feature the following speakers:

9 - 9:15 a.m.         Welcome and Introductions
                                Talon BeckerAndy FisherNathan Johanning, and Katie Bell

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.   The Role of Public Ag Research and Demonstration Centers
                                Senator Terri Bryant

9:30 - 11:45 a.m.   Concurrent presentations (field stations)

  • What’s in Your Autonomous Toolbox?
    University of Illinois Extension Digital Ag Specialist Dennis Bowman
     
  • Use of Precision Technologies for the Improvement of On-Farm Research
    University of Illinois Professor David Bullock
    University of Illinois Agronomist Bob Dunker
     
  • Above-Ground Insects and Bt Corn
    University of Illinois Extension Field Crop Entomologist Nick Seiter
     
  • Understanding Your Soil & Water: Visualizing the Dynamics of Conservation Practices
    University of Illinois Extension Commercial Ag Educator Nathan Johanning

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.    Lunch

The Ewing Demonstration Center is about 20 minutes south of Mt. Vernon, located at 16132 N. Ewing Rd in Ewing, IL. The center is on the north edge of the village of Ewing, north of the Ewing Grade School. Additional signage will be posted near the center.

The field day is free, and lunch will be provided. Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will also be offered. To register, visit go.illinois.edu/Ewing or call (618) 439-3178.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, please contact Talon Becker at tbecker2@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

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