EWING, Ill. — Illinois Extension is excited to invite the public to their annual Agronomy Field Day at the Ewing Demonstration Center on Thursday, July 28, beginning at 9 a.m. with a lunch to follow. The event will feature various educators and campus faculty as they provide best management practices for local growers.
Ewing Demonstration Center has served the agricultural community of southern Illinois since 1910. Research at the center includes various trials for corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat, and cover crops. The center has featured no-till research and demonstration plots for more than 50 years as it offers representative growing conditions for southern Illinois.
Senator Terri Bryant will open the program as she discusses the important role of public agricultural research and demonstration centers. Immediately following, individuals will be transported to field stations on the demonstration grounds to hear concurrent presentations on the following topics:
- What’s in Your Autonomous Toolbox?
University of Illinois Extension Digital Ag Specialist Dennis Bowman
- Use of Precision Technologies for the Improvement of On-Farm Research
University of Illinois Professor David Bullock
University of Illinois Agronomist Bob Dunker
- Above-Ground Insects and Bt Corn
University of Illinois Extension Field Crop Entomologist Nick Seiter
- Understanding Your Soil & Water: Visualizing the Dynamics of Conservation Practices
University of Illinois Extension Commercial Ag Educator Nathan Johanning
The field day is free, and lunch will be provided. Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will also be offered. Register at go.illinois.edu/ewing or call (618) 439-3178.
The Ewing Demonstration Center is about 20 minutes south of Mt. Vernon, located at 16132 N. Ewing Rd in Ewing, IL. The center is on the north edge of the village of Ewing, north of the Ewing Grade School. Additional signage will be posted near the center.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact Talon Becker at email@example.com. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.
— University of Illinois Extension