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Webinars help small-farm producers

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 11:44 a.m. CDT

The University of Illinois Extension is offering a series of webinars for small-farm producers.

On Thursday, Jan. 24, “Water Sanitation for Small Farms Produce” will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants can listen from home or listen with other producers at the Boone County Extension office, 205 Cadillac Court, Unit 5 in Belvidere.

This webinar will focus on water sampling and how to maintain good water quality to keep produce free of contamination. There is no fee, but registration is required. To register, call 815-544-3710 or visit https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=7578.

On Thursday, Jan. 31, “Wildlife Damage Control” will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants can listen from home or listen with other producers at the DeKalb County Extension office, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore, or the Boone or Ogle county offices.

This webinar will focus on identifying wildlife, the damage they can cause to production fields and ways to prevent wildlife damage. There is no fee, but registration is required. To register, call 815-758-8194 or visit https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID-7578.

Upcoming topics in the small farm webinar series include “Basics of Fruit Insect Management,” “Intro to Farm Financial Management,” “Seed Saving,” “Managing Crop Rotations in High Tunnels,” “Farm to School Sales,” “Beneficial Insects,” “Weed Control in Pastures” and “Crop Budgeting Resources.”

For more information on the series, call Ellen Phillips at 815-732-2191 or email ephillps@illinois.edu.

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