Date: Saturday, December 6th; Time: 9am-4pm, Registration starts at 8am; Location: NIU Rockford Meeting and Conference Center, 8500 E. State St., Rockford, IL; Cost: The program fee is $40 per person, which includes all program materials and lunch.
Registration: Please visit our website at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo and go to “Register Online” on the right-hand side. You can also contact University of Illinois Extension-Boone County at 815-544-3710 for more information or to register. Please register by Monday, December 1st to guarantee a space and a meal.
There will be general sessions on building soil health and choosing scale-appropriate equipment, as well as numerous breakout sessions on both plant and animal topics, including perennial vegetables, berry fruits, root cellars, season extension, chickens, hogs, beekeeping, and grazing. Outreach professionals from both Illinois and Wisconsin will provide the expertise. See the full schedule and flyer here.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Boone County Extension office at (815) 544-3710.