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Crop Research Field Day

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IVCC Agricultural Research Plot

Illinois Valley Community College Agriculture, in partnership with the University of Illinois Extension, will host a Crop Research Field Day.

Demonstration to begin at 10:00 AM. 

The plot serves as a land lab where students gain hands-on experience with crop production and research design. Field day topics include drone technologies, climate updates and forecasts, corn and soybean variety trials and corn rootworm demonstrations.

Lunch and networking opportunities will be available following the program.

The demonstration is free; register by Sept. 21 to enjoy lunch provided by IVCC ag. 

For information, contact Phillip Alberti at or (217) 300-7392.

Agenda below:

IVCC Campus Farm – Agriculture Center

9:30 AM -            Registration

10:00 AM -          Welcome -Dr. Jennifer Timmers and Willard Mott – IVCC Agriculture Instructors and Program Coordinators

                           Topic: IVCC Agriculture Program Update

10:15 AM -          Trent Ford – Illinois State Climatologist

                           Topic: 2022 Growing Season and Future Forecast

10:45 AM -          Dennis Bowman – University of Illinois Extension Agriculture Specialist

                           Topic: Drone Technologies

11:15 AM -          Dr. Nick Seiter – University of Illinois Extension Entomologist

                           Topic: Crop Pest Pressures and Corn Rootworm Research

11:45 AM -          Zak Swanson – Channel Technical Agronomist

                           Topic: Corn Products Update

12:00 -                Phillip Alberti – Commercial Agriculture Educator

                           Topic: IVCC Research Plot Update

12:15 PM -          Lunch and Networking – IVCC Ag Club

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact University of Illinois Extension IVCC Office at 815-224-0889.