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Farm Forward: Turning Last Season’s Challenges Into Next Season’s Triumphs

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Join University of Illinois Extension Crop Sciences Educator Kathryn Seebruck for the first year of her series “Farm Forward: Turning Last Season’s Challenges Into Next Season’s Triumphs”. This monthly series aims to address the needs of row crop producers and will be rotated between Jo Daviess and Stephenson counties.

“No two growing seasons are the same; however, lessons learned from previous seasons can be applied in those that follow. This series aims to facilitate discussion of last season’s challenges, uncertainties, and successes, and how those insights can be applied in the upcoming growing season, “ states Seebruck.

The second session, “What 2023 Taught us About Fertility,” will be held on Thursday, February 15 at 10 a.m. at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office located at 204 N. Vine St. Elizabeth, IL 61028. This series is being offered free of charge, but pre-registration is requested by the day before each program. To register or for more information, please contact the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273 or visit us online at

The results of this past year’s harvest were a mixed bag that contained a lot of surprises, many of which demonstrated the effects of soil type and moisture availability. This session will cover some of these lessons and how they may affect this year’s nutrient management decisions.

The final session, “Planting for a Strong Start,” will be held on March 14 at the Stephenson County Extension Office.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend this program, please contact the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

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Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.