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Effective Weed Management in Row Crops: An on-farm field day with lessons from organic farming

A workshop by OATS

Managing weeds is a serious issue on many farms. It is helpful for farmers to have many weed control options instead of (or in addition to) herbicides. This on-farm event brings a wide variety of experienced organic farmers and ag professionals together to share what works in non-chemical weed management – including techniques that can be used on both organic and conventional operations. This event will help ag advisors (CCA’s, NRCS, SWCD, Extension, Farm Managers, Ag Business, etc.) give their clients a wider perspective of weed management tools, a deeper understanding of organic principles, and an opportunity to network. Attendees will learn through presentations, facilitated discussions, and a farmer-led tour of fields and equipment.

When: July 18th, 9:30am – 3:00pm CT

Where: Krug Family Farms, 148 E Main St, El Paso, IL 61738

Who: Ag advisors in Illinois (CCA, NRCS, Illinois Soybean Association, Extension, SWCDs, local agribusiness)

How Much: $0 – free (funded by TOPP), $20 – to order lunch

Registration Deadline: July 17

Local Host Organizations: University of Illinois Extension, The Land Connection, Krug Family Farms

This event is supported through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP). TOPP is a program of the USDA Organic Transition Initiative and is administered by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP).

  • Event Date & Time

    July 18, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm CDT

  • Event Location

    Krug Family Farms
  • Cost