Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley will be the site of the annual Ford-Iroquois Extension Ag Day 2012. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this popular, daylong event scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24. Registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Coffee, juice and pastries will be available during the morning hours. Ford-Iroquois Extension Ag Day 2012 visitors will also have a chance to view various displays featuring Ford-Iroquois Agribusiness Extension Partners throughout the day.
Certified crop advisors will be able to earn continuing education credits for sessions offered at Ag Day 2012. Mike Gray, University of Illinois entomologist, will be the first speaker on “Bt Hybrids and Reported Corn Rootworm Resistance in Iowa: Outlook for Illinois Growers in 2012.” Aaron Hager, U of I weed specialist, will update the audience on herbicide resistance. Darrel Good, U of I marketing specialist, will provide a grain market outlook, and Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist, will discuss the weather outlook.
After a complimentary lunch provided by Ford-Iroquois Agribusiness Extension Partners, Tricia Braid, Communications Director of the Illinois Corn Growers/Illinois Corn Marketing Board, will speak on “Illinois Farm Families and Social Media: Recruiting Urban Moms to the Cause.” Darin Kennelly of Birkey’s Farm Stores will then discuss “Stay on Track: Troubleshooting Your Ag Electronics.” Final speaker for Ag Day will be Adam Moritz with a “One Earth Energy Update.”
An alternative program for spouses and other interested individuals will be offered beginning at 9:15 a.m. Join us for “Spring into Wellness” presented by local U of I Extension Educators. All participants are invited to stay for the complimentary lunch and afternoon sessions in the gymnasium.
For more information, contact Steve Ayers at (217) 333-7672 or the Ford Iroquois Extension office at (815) 268-4051.