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Illinois Extension to Host Farm Workshop

The University of Illinois Extension is offering the opportunity to connect with agricultural climate experts, explore resources, and discuss real-world scenarios at an in-person Agriculture Climate Tools workshop to be held February 28 at the Sangamon County Extension Office, 700 S. Airport Dr., Springfield, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with sign-in starting at 8 a.m. Lunch is included.

Farmers can meet the challenges of a changing climate by applying cutting-edge tools that will help them manage risks and make informed decisions to maximize every acre now and in the future. Producers and land managers will leave with a better understanding of local growing conditions, weather, and climate monitoring tools, and feel confident planning for crop planting, fertilization schedules, irrigation, and more for the 2024 growing season and beyond. The workshop will also offer an opportunity for attendees to provide feedback and help shape the development of new agriculture climate tools.  

The workshop is free and open to specialty growers, commercial agriculture, horticulture, and landscape professionals, as well as Natural Resources Conservation Service and Soil and Water Conservation District personnel. CEU credits are available for Certified Crop Advisors.

Sign up by Feb. 22 at Seats are limited. For more information or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Duane Friend at

This program is provided through a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant and is cohosted by the Illinois State Water Survey, the USDA Midwest Climate Hub, the National Integrated Drought Information System, and the Midwest Regional Climate Center.


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