Workshop helps put extra acres to work

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Putting a few extra acres to work can bring in additional income, provide an opportunity to experiment with a new enterprise, or develop an interest or hobby for its educational or entertainment value. How do you get started? To help answer this question and learn more, attend the workshop “Putting Small Acres to Work,” which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 18 at Kishwaukee College Conference Center in Malta.

There will be two general sessions, and attendees can choose from two breakout sessions, “Year-Round Growing,” about extending the growing season by using high tunnels, and “Organic Vegetable Production.” In a second round of breakout sessions, choose between “Soil Management” and “Sheep and Goat Production.”

The program is $10 per person, and $5 for each additional family member. Fees include materials for one family. Registration is required by Thursday, Jan. 16. The late registration/walk-in fee is $10 per person. To register, or for a copy of the brochure, call University of Illinois Extension at 815-758-8194. You can register with a credit card online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo .

This program is organized by University of Illinois Extension with co-sponsors including Kishwaukee College, DeKalb County Soil & Water Conservation District, and DeKalb County Natural Resources Conservation Services.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, call 815-758-8194 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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