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Agronomy Night 2020 coming to IVCC Feb. 18

Sign-up due by Monday, Feb. 17

OGLESBY — University of Illinois Extension — Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit invites ag producers, agri-businesses and others interested to attend “Agronomy Night 2020” taking place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Room CTC 124 at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby.

Speakers and topics are:

• “What We Learned About Hemp Production in 2019,” Phillip Alberti, University of Illinois Extension Commercial Agriculture Educator. He will give an overview on all types of hemp production (grain, fiber and CBD) focusing especially on the production failures and successes of the 2019 growing season and providing insight into potential strategies as producers plan for 2020.

• “Updates in Field Crop Disease Management” will be presented by Dr. Nathan Kleczewski, University of Illinois, Department of Crop Sciences, Extension pathologist.

• Russ Higgins, University of Illinois Extension Commercial Agriculture educator, will discuss on-farm projects to be hosted in the area.

Certified Crop Advisers can obtain two CEUs, one in PM and one in CM.

Advance registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, by calling University of Illinois Extension at 815-875-2878. There is no cost to participate.

For more information, call Daryle Wragge, Ag Program coordinator, at 309-364-2356. If a reasonable accommodation is needed, indicate when registering.

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