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Summer-long University of Illinois Agronomy Days kick off May 20

Small grains breeder Juan Arbelaez speaks to a small crowd in a green wheat field

URBANA, Ill. — Last year, the University of Illinois tried something new with its longstanding Agronomy Day. After more than six decades, the single-day ag education event was no more. Instead, the Department of Crop Sciences, the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), and Illinois Extension hosted events all season long, with topics, locations, and formats to suit everyone. 

A rousing success in its first year, Agronomy Days is back for 2023. 

“As we hoped, we reached a variety of audiences at more than a dozen different events that spanned the growing season, using the farms as a living classroom,” said Adam Davis, head of the Department of Crop Sciences. 

As in its first year, Agronomy Days 2023 will feature a mix of traditional field days, on-farm tailgates, and shade-tree talks. Some events will include light refreshments while others will give attendees behind-the-scenes looks at crop science research as it’s happening. 

Read the full release from the College of ACES.

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