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Small farms - local foods webinars

Published December 21, 2011
A series of webinars on a variety of topics that relate to small farms and local foods will be held at University of Illinois Extension offices throughout the state on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 24 and running through March 29.

University of Illinois Extension educators will present information on small farms, poultry, horticulture, livestock, woodlands, pests, pasture management, soil fertility, and other topics.

For example, on Tuesday, Jan. 24 and Thursday, Jan. 26 a webinar presented by Extension educator Kyle Cecil and Extension specialist Ken Koelkebeck will provide information for small farm producers that will help identify characteristics, opportunities and challenges of pasture-based poultry production.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Thursday, Feb. 2, Extension horticulture educator Peter Chege will share recommendations for good agricultural practices to improve the quality and safety of agricultural products that can be used in any production system and focus on the primary components of food production and processing.

All Tuesday webinars will begin at 7 p.m., and all Thursday webinars will begin at 1 p.m.

For complete information about dates and locations, contact Steve Cravens by phone at 309-342-5108, ext. 131, email, or contact your local Extension office.