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This flyer is for the 2013 Allison Farm field day on 8/8 in Roseville, IL.

This flyer is for the 2013 Allison Farm field day on 8/8 in Roseville, IL.

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  • 1. directions to theDakin Farm Shop(130 20th St., Roseville, IL)� Traveling from the north: travel on Rt. 67 five miles south of the Rt. 67 & Rt. 116 intersection in Roseville to County Rd. 20th Ave. N. Turn west at the Youngstown turnoff (away from Youngstown) & travel four miles on 20th Ave. to the SE corner of the Allison Farm (intersection of 20th Ave. & 20th St.). Turn left & proceed south 0.7 miles on 20th St. to the Dakin Farm shop.� Traveling from the south: travel on Rt. 67 seven miles north of the Rt. 67 and Rt. 9 intersection in Good Hope to County Rd. 20th Ave. N (two miles north of the Warren County line), then turn west at the Youngstown turnoff (away from Youngstown) & travel four miles on 20th Ave. to the SE corner of the Allison Farm (intersection of 20th Ave. and 20th St.). Turn left & proceed south 0.7 miles on 20th St. to the Dakin Farm shop. To register, contact: � Andy Clayton (309/298-1172 or 217/322-2639) � WIU School of Agriculture (309/298-1080) Field Day 2013 is proudly hosted by: � Organic Research Program (www.wiu.edu/ag/organicfarm) � WIU School of Agriculture (www.wiu.edu/ag) Bill Becker – a.k.a. “The Crop Doctor,” a crop consultant based in central Illinois for more than three decades – will be the keynote speaker on opportunities to optimize crop health and soil biological activity through finely tuned nutrient management. Also scheduled to speak is Tom Ferguson, a manure specialist whose company manufactures a pelletized chicken litter product evaluated on the Allison Farm this year. Registration and welcoming remarks will be held at 9 a.m. in the Dakin Farm Shop, followed by Ferguson’s presentation at 9:30 a.m. Becker’s keynote address is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. The morning’s events will conclude with a farmer panel discussion featuring successful large-scale organic grain farmers in Illinois. A free lunch will be provided featuring local farm products, followed by remarks by Dr. Joel Gruver, director of WIU’s Organic Research Program, about recent research at the Allison Farm. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the program will transition to the Allison Farm, where Gruver will host a walking tour of the farm’s research and demonstration plots. The plot work includes evaluation of a variety of soil amendments and biological seed treatments. An equipment demonstration is also scheduled, weather permitting. The event is free to the public, but registration is required by Tuesday, August 6, for those who plan to attend the lunch event. To register, contact Andy Clayton at 309/298-1172 or 217/322-2639, or the WIU School of Agriculture at 309/298-1080. ALLISON FARM 2013 FIELD D A Y Thursday, August 8th - 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. Nutrient management is the theme for the WIU Organic Research Program’s annual Allison Farm Field Day. The event will be held at the Dakin Farm Shop & the Allison Organic Farm in southwest Warren County, Illinois.

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