Putting Small Acres to Work as a Hobby or Enterprise – Workshop

WORKSHOP: Putting Small Acres to Work – From University of Illinois Extension: Start Putting A Small Acreage to Work as Hobby or Enterprise
Do you have a few extra acres you’d like to put to good use? Whether it’s an old farmstead, a fallow green space, or a great big yard you’d rather not mow, you probably have some ideas about what it could become.

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.

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