Farm Programs and Events in Illinois, January 2012

Farm Programs and Events in Illinois, January 2012

University of Illinois Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, offering educational programs to residents of all of Illinois’ 102 counties – and far beyond.

Through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work, U of I Extension’s programs are aimed at making life better, healthier, safer and more profitable for individuals and their communities.  U of I Extension offers educational programs in five broad areas:

  • Healthy society
  • Food security and safety
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Sustainable and profitable food production and marketing systems
  • Enhancing youth, family and community well-being

The following is a list of January farm events:

January 11-13, 2012: Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference, Crowne Plaza, Springfield, IL, www.specialtygrowers.org

January 18-20, 2012: Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL http://www.midam.org/

January 25-26, 2012: Heart of America Grazing Conference, Holiday Inn, Mt. Vernon, IL, to register go tohttp://web.extension.illinois.edu/ajmpu/hoa/

January 31- February 1, 2012, Illinois Pork Expo, Civic Center, Peoria, IL http://ilpork.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=160

For information on more events, go to: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/calendar.cfm

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