DECATUR, Ill. — The Farm Progress Show returns to Decatur, Aug. 29-31, and University of Illinois Extension will be on-site in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) tent to meet with constituents and share the latest news and resources from across the state.
Visitors to the College of ACES/Illinois Extension tent at Booth 34W can view a pollinator plant display and the plant clinic activity, learn about Illinois pumpkin production, take part in hands-on enviroscapes, and discover current research taking place in the Illinois tick program. In addition, farm safety, targeted toward youth, will also be featured, including power take-off (PTO) demonstrations.
Crop production displays will include growing season weather updates, artificial intelligence, and the farm of the future, and farmers can learn how to utilize the maximum return to nitrogen information in their corn production management and recognize weed resistance. Extension colleagues from Illinois 4-H and programs and services from Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences staff will also be featured.
Illinois Extension leadership, educators, and specialists will be on hand Aug. 29-31 and are available for media interviews. WILL Illinois Public Media/Illinois Extension/farmdoc will also broadcast live from the College of ACES tent.
WRITER: Bridget Lee-Calfas, Director of Marketing and Communications, Illinois Extension
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.