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Extention Calendar - Upcoming Production Ag Events

Current as of April 27, 2012

U of I Extension Regional & State Commercial Agriculture/Horticulture Programs

  • Illinois Agriculture and Horticulture Commodity & Industry Programs
  • National & Regional Professional Society/Association Meetings

University of Illinois Plant Clinic

The University of Illinois Plant Clinic provides a service to Extension and the general public, offering unbiased plant problem diagnosis and access to opinions of specialists in multiple disciplines, funneled through one location.   All plant samples should be sent to Plant Clinic, 1102 South Goodwin, S-417 Turner Hall, Urbana, IL  61801 and include the diagnosis support fee and a specimen data form.  For information about the clinic, fees, location, and how to submit samples, visit the web site at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/plantclinic/

University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences, Research & Demonstration Centers Field Days & Southern Illinois University and Western Illinois University Research Farm Field Days

  • June 20, 2012: Weed Science Field Day, 8:00 am, Crop Sciences Research & Education Center, Urbana, IL, for further information contact Doug Maxwell, (217) 265-0344, dmaxwell@illinois.edu
  • June 28, 2012: WIU Research Center Field Day, noon, Macomb, IL, for further information contact Mark Bernards, (309) 298-1569
  • July 10, 2012: University of Illinois Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center Field Day, 9:00 am, Shabbona, IL, for further information contact Russ Higgins, (815) 265-0344 rahiggin@illinois.edu
  • July 12, 2012: SIU Bellville Research Center Field Day, 9:00 am, Belleville, IL, for further information contact Ron Krausz, (618) 566-4761, rkrausz@siu.edu
  • July 17, 2012: University of Illinois Orr Agricultural Research & Demonstration Center Field Day, 9:00 am, Perry, IL, for further information contact Mike Vose, (217) 236-4911, mvose@illinois.edu
  • July 18, 2012: University of Illinois Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research & Demonstration Center Field Day, 8:00 am, Monmouth, IL for further information contact Angie Peltier, (309) 734-5161, apeltier@illinois.edu
  • July 19, 2012: University of Illinois Horticulture Research Center, Vegetable Crops Field Day, 6:30 pm, for further information contact Bill Shoemaker, (630) 584-7254, wshoemak@illinois.edu
  • July 26, 2012: University of Illinois Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day, 8:30 am, Brownstown, IL, for further information contact Robert Bellm, (618) 427-3349, rcbellm@illinois.edu
  • August 2, 2012: University of Illinois Dixon Springs Agricultural Center Field Day, 9:00 am, Simpson, IL, for further information contact Steve Ebelhar, (618) 695-2790, sebelhar@illinois.edu
  • August 16, 2012: University of Illinois Agronomy Field Day, 7:00 am, Crop Sciences Research & Education Center Urbana, IL, for further information contact Sandy Osterbur, (217) 333-4424, saosterb@illinois.edu
  • September 13, 2012: University of Illinois Extension Ewing Field Day, 9:00 am, for further information contact Marc Lamczyk, (618) 439-3178, lamczyk@illinois.edu

Horticulture Telenet Series
Offered by numerous County Extension Unit Offices via teleconferencing system
Spring 2012

  • May 8, 1:00 pm & May 10, 7:00 pm, Bug Invaders of the Foreign Kind
  • May 22, 1:00 pm & May 24, 7:00 pm, A Gardening Calendar

Late Summer/Early Fall 2012

  • August 28, 1:00 pm & August 30, 7:00 pm, Tree Selection and Care - Beyond Ash & Maple
  • September 11, 1:00 pm & September 13, 7:00 pm, Selecting and Planting Blooming Bulbs
  • September 25, 1:00 pm & September 27, 7:00 pm, Tea Gardens
  • October 9, 1:00 pm & October 11, 7:00 pm, Coneflowers Gone Crazy!

Regional, State & National Meetings

  • May 2, 2102: Food Safety: From Garden Gates to Dinner Plates, 6:00 pm, University of Illinois Extension Office, 402 Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL.  For more information and to register go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lmw/news/news27092.html
  • May 5, 2012: Sustainable Beekeeping Practices & Backyard Queen Rearing, 9:00 am – noon, University of Illinois Extension Sangamon county Office, 700 S. Airport Drive, Springfield, IL, for further information contact Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, (217) 782-4617, cvnghgrn@illinois.edu, to register go to https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=6605
  • May 5, 2012: High Tunnel and Agritourism Tour, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, Vermillion County, to register and for further information contact Steve Ayers, (217) 333-7672, srayers@illinois.edu
  • May 12, 2012: High Tunnel Workshop, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Workforce Career Center, LincolnLand Community College, Springfield, IL, for more information and to register go to here
  • May 12, 2012: Equipment for Small Farmers, Soil Fertility and More, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Spence Farm, Fairbury, IL, for more information and to register go to https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=6646
  • May 24, 2012: SW Illinois Orchard Twilight Meeting, 6:00 pm, Eckert’s Grafton Farm, 20995 Eckert Orchard Lane, Grafton, IL, for further information contact Andrew Holsinger, (217) 532-3941, aholsing@illinois.edu
  • June 9, 2012: Central Illinois Farming Network Workshop, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, Bane Family meats, 1062 County road 2125 E, Sidney, IL (Champaign County), for further information contact Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, (217) 782-4617, cvnghgrn@illinois.edu, to register go to https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=6742
  • June 11, 2012: High Tunnel Workshop, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Workforce Career Center, LincolnLand Community College, Springfield, IL, for more information and to register go to here
  • June 14, 2012: Illinois Summer Horticulture Day, Kuipers Family Farm, Maple Park, IL
  • June 20, 2012: Weed Science Field Day, 8:00 am, Crop Sciences Research & Education Center, Urbana, IL, for further information contact Doug Maxwell, (217) 265-0344, dmaxwell@illinois.edu
  • June 21, Northern Illinois Small Grains Meeting, 5:30 pm, Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, 14509 University Road, Shabbona, IL, for further information contact Russ Higgins, 815-824-2029, rahiggin@illinois.edu
  • July 10, 2012: Illinois Forage Expo, Owen Brown (host), 34273 210th Avenue, Pittsfield, IL, http://www.illinoisforage.org/
  • August 27, 2012: International Agronomy Day, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm, Crop Sciences Research & Education Center, Urbana, IL, for further information contact Aaron Hager, hager@illinois.edu
  • September 6-8, 2012: Illinois Master Gardener Conference, Holiday Inn Conference Center, Crystal Lake, IL
  • September 18-20, 2012: 6th National Small Farms Conference, Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN, http://www.tnstate.edu/smallfarmconference/
  • October 21-24, 2012: American Society of Agronomy/Crop Science Society of America/Soil Science Society of America Annual Meetings, Cincinnati, OH, https://www.acsmeetings.org/
  • November 11-14, 2012: Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN, www.entsoc.org
  • November 27-29, 2012: Peoria Farm Show, Civic Center, Peoria, IL, http://www.farmshowsusa.com/Mains/PMain.htm 
  • December 10-13, 2012: North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO, http://www.ncwss.org/

 

Send additions/corrections to Dale Baird, (815) 978-2844 dlbaird@illinois.edu

 

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