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Agriculture

Ag Management Night scheduled for March 27 at IVCC

OGLESBY — University of Illinois Extension - Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit invites farm owners, operators and those interested in farm leasing and the economic outlook to hear from University of Illinois experts, Dr. Gary Schnitkey and Jonathan Coppess. All information is unbiased and research-based.

University of Illinois Extension will host the “2019 Ag Management Night” program on Wednesday, March 27, at the Illinois Valley Community College campus in Oglesby. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in Room CTC 125.

Advance registration is required by Tuesday, March 26, by calling 815-224-0889 or by registering online.

The cost is $10 per person, which can be paid online or at the door that evening.

If you need a reasonable accommodation, indicate when registering. Online registration is available at https://go.illinois.edu/2019agmgmt.

Schnitkey, University of Illinois Extension specialist, farm management, will cover ag leases, update trends and marketing opportunities. Crop-share, cash rent and flexible leases; farm economic outlook and cost centers; price projections and returns to land; and farmland prices will be discussed.

Coppess, University of Illinois, director, Gardner Agriculture Policy Program from the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Economics, will cover update on (expected) 2018 Farm Bill and program revisions; crop insurance options that reflect 2019 pricing and risks; and current conservation programs that can benefit bottom line for the producer.

For more information, call Daryle Wragge, ag program coordinator, at 309-364-2356.

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