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Extension plans regional seminar

Published: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 1:54 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 10:21 a.m. CDT

MENDOTA — The University of Illinois Extension-Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Unit will hold the 2014 Illinois Regional Conservation Cropping Seminar on Jan. 28 in Mendota. This seminar is for producers, agribusinesses and others interested, along with Certified Crop Advisers needing CEU credits.

Local agricultural producers and resource experts will share information and insights on soil health improvements, cover crop success, and wise nutrient management. The new Conservation Cropping Seminars are an outgrowth of popular Tillage Seminars attended by producers, Ag industry representatives, certified crop advisers, and others.

“Our department is pleased to work with conservation partners to bring this series of seminars to three locations across the state," Agriculture Director Bob Flider said. "I encourage producers to join other farmers and agribusiness professionals in attending one of these meetings to learn more about adopting conservation systems on their own farms."

“Managing Your Inputs for Healthy Soils” will run from 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Mendota Civic Center in Mendota. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and a meet and greet time will also be available from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to meet and visit speakers, sponsors and attendees. Pre-registration and payment is required by Jan. 24. The fee to attend is $20, payable by check or credit card. Register by Jan. 24 for meal planning and to reserve your seat.

Seating is limited, so registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration can be made online at http://www.ccswcd.com. Individuals can also send their registration to CC Seminar, Champaign Co. SWCD, 2110 W. Park Court, Suite C, Champaign, IL 61821. Make checks payable to Champaign Co SWCD.

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