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WIU ALLISON FARM FIELD DAY AUGUST 14, 2014
MONITORING AND MANAGING CROP HEALTH AND QUALITY

The 2014 WIU/Allison Farm field day will take place from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday August 14th at the Dakin and Allison Farms in southwest Warren Cty, IL. Insights on this year's theme, Monitoring and Managing Crop Health and Quality , will be shared by a crop consultant, a crop breeder, a grain processor and the director of the WIU organic research program. The keynote presentation by John Kempf of Advancing Eco-Agriculture (http://www.growbetterfood.com/), will explore relationships between crop nutrition and crop health with an emphasis on field and laboratory methods of monitoring crop nutritional status. Additional speakers will include Dr. Walter Goldstein of the Mandaamin Institute  (www.mandaamin.org), John Pape of World Food Processing (www.worldfoodprocessing.com) and Dr. Joel Gruver of the School of Agriculture at Western Illinois University. In addition, Dr. Gruver will moderate a farmer panel discussion featuring successful organic grain farmers in the region.

Events will begin at 9:30 at the Dakin Farm shop. A free lunch featuring local farm products will be served between noon and 1 pm. Around 1:30 pm, the program will transition to the Allison Farm (3/4ths of a mile due north) where a walking tour of research and production fields and an equipment demonstration will take place (weather permitting).

For more information, contact Andy Clayton at (309) 298-1172 or (217) 322-2639 or the WIU School of Agriculture Main Office (309) 298-1080. Please register by Monday August 11 if you are planning to join us for lunch.

Directions to the Dakin Farm shop - 130 20th St., Roseville, IL 61473

If arriving from the north, travel on Rt. 67 five miles south of the Rt. 67 and Rt. 116 intersection in Roseville to County Rd. 20th Ave. N, then turn west and travel four miles on 20th Ave. to the south-east corner of the Allison Farm (intersection of 20th Ave. and 20th St.). Turn left and proceed south 0.7 miles on 20th St. to the Dakin Farm shop.

If arriving 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 (2 miles north of the Warren County line), then turn west and travel four miles on 20th Ave. to the south-east corner of the Allison Farm (intersection of 20th Ave. and 20th St.). Turn left and proceed south 0.7 miles on 20th St. to the Dakin Farm shop.

The Allison farm is located 0.7 miles north of the Dakin Farm. Signs will be posted.

Contact Information

Dr. Joel Gruver
Office: Knobluch Hall 302
Phone: (309) 298-1215
Email: J-Gruver@wiu.edu

Mr. Andy Clayton
Office: Knoblauch Hall 303
Phone: (309) 298-1172
Email: AW-Clayton@wiu.edu

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