ROCKFORD, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension is excited to present the 24th-Annual Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference at Midway Village Museum in Rockford, Ill., on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. This conference addresses common issues facing fruit and vegetable growers in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin with the hopes of providing the most up-to-date information to ensure a successful growing season.
This year’s keynote presentation will be an “Overview of Small Fruit and Orchard Weed Management” by Dr. Jed Colquhoun of the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Colquhoun is an UW Extension Specialist with a focus on weed management in specialty crops production.
Other breakout sessions will include Management of Apple Diseases, Soil Health, Building Your Farm Brand, and Management of Cucurbit and Solanaceous Diseases. In addition, there will be a special session on Hemp Production for Specialty Growers.
Cost for this event is $40 per person with $30 for each additional person from the same business/family. A $5 per person discount will be applied for those who register before February 3, 2020. To register for this conference, please visit our website at https://extension.illinois.edu/jsw or call the University of Illinois Extension office at (815) 986-4357.
— University of Illinois Extension
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