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Read article: Local Extension conference aimed to help farmland owners stay competitive in current market
Local Extension conference aimed to help farmland owners stay competitive in current market
Modern agriculture is a complex, highly technical, and competitive business environment. In Central Illinois, a large percentage of farmland is owned...
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Read article: New minimum age requirement for Illinois pesticide licenses on the horizon
New minimum age requirement for Illinois pesticide licenses on the horizon
Do you have a pesticide applicator license? If so, how old were you when you first obtained your license? Is it safe to assume that your first...
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Read article: Uncovering the power of clover cover
Uncovering the power of clover cover
Interested in diversifying your cover crop mix or exploring the power of clover cover? Episode 61 of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction podcast...
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Read article: The NLRS, nitrogen applications, & crop insurance
The NLRS, nitrogen applications, & crop insurance
Are you a farmer who's been dealing with the challenges of split-applying nitrogen or considering post-planting applications but worried about the...

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McHenry County Farm Stroll 2023
McHenry County Farm Stroll 2023 Offers Tours of 11 Family-Owned Small Farms and McHenry County College Student Farm Woodstock, Ill. – Come out for an autumn day in the country! On Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., McHenry County will host its annual Farm Stroll, a free self-...
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Determining cash rent on Illinois farmland
URBANA, Ill. — One of the most consistently asked questions to University of Illinois Extension offices across the state is, what is the going rate for cash rent for farmland? Cash rent rates are a common yet recurring question that is...
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Considerations when hiring a farm manager
URBANA, Ill. — Managing a farm is a big job. From determining cash rent to planning the next planting or calving season, a farm manager can be an experienced asset to help when making decisions about a farm. Guessing around decision-making can cost farmers thousands in potential revenues that...

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Travis Burke

Travis Burke

Assistant Dean, Agriculture/Agri-Business Program Leader