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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 300-7392.
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.