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Agriculture

Soil health seminar scheduled for Feb. 27 at IVCC

Advance registration requested by Feb. 26

OGLESBY — University of Illinois Extension — Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit will host a soil health seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, in Room CTC 124.

The cooperative program, “A Day in Conservation and Soil Health,” includes USDA/NRCS, Soil Health Partnership, Nutrient Management Specialists and the University of Illinois Extension.

The program speakers will be Jim Isermann, Soil Health Partnership; Pete Fandel, Illinois Central College, Agricultural and Industrial Technologies; Larry Tombaugh, Nutrient Management Specialists; Jill Kostel, senior environmental engineer, the Wetland Initiative; Lori Younker, USDA-NRCS engineer; Gregg Pearson, CCA sales representative, Holland & Sons Inc., Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois; Vicki Heath, resource conservationist, LaSalle SWCD; Mitch Jarman, soil conservationist, USDA-NRCS; and a farmer panel consisting of Carl Zimmerman, Gary Small and Larry Tombaugh.

Topics to be covered are: soil fertility and nutrient loss, cover cropping, disease management, composting, farm production and conservation programs.

For more information, call Daryle Wragge, University of Illinois Extension Agriculture Program coordinator, at 309-364-2356.

Advance registration is requested by Tuesday, Feb. 26, by calling the University of Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889. There is no cost to participate.

If someone is in need of a reasonable accommodation, call the Extension office at 815-224-0889. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.

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