University of Illinois Extension, Ford-Iroquois Office invites the public to attend its annual Ag Day on Friday, February 20 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley. This year’s theme is “It’s All Up in the Air …Ag. Drones, Weather and More!”
The full day event kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration, coffee and rolls, and an opportunity to visit the 2015 Ford-Iroquois Extension/Agribusiness partner displays.
Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois Extension Crops Systems Educator, will kick off the day’s talks with one entitled “Are ag Drones in Your Farm’s Future?” Ford-Iroquois Master Gardener, Mary Dickinson, will simultaneously be presenting “Edi-mentals: Gardening with Edible Landscapes.”
Bowman will be followed by “Will 2015 Weather be a Repeat of 2014?” by Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist. Before breaking for the complimentary lunch, Patrick Doggett, Field Representative for Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) will deliver a Washington. D.C. update from congressman Kinzinger.
Lunch will be provided for free for registered attendees and will be catered by Luke’s One Stop in Cissna Park.
Afternoon sessions begin at 1 p.m. with a presentation on 2014 Farm Bill Decisions by Charlene Neukomm of Ford County Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Tammy Hubert of Iroquois County FSA. Directly following this talk, Shelby Kaufman of Ehler Bros. Seed in Thomasboro will issue the Illinois Soybean Associate 100 Bushel Challenge.
FFA Update by FFA Section 17 President Kade Hill, FFA Section 10 President Sydney Miller, and FFA Section 10 Secretary Hayden Schaumburg. Door prizes and closing remarks will follow.
Ford-Iroquois Ag Day is free and open to the public, but reservations are required and should be completed by February 18. You can make a reservation by calling the University of Illinois Extension office in Onarga at 815-268-4051 or by registering online at web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please call the Ford-Iroquois Extension Office at least one week prior to event.
University of Illinois * U.S. Dept. of Agriculture * Local Extension Councils Cooperating