School of Agriculture

Cooperators & Supporters
(Past and Current)

Special Recognition | Farmers | Equipment | Production Inputs
Field Day Supporters/Product Donors | Miscellaneous

Special Recognition:

Dr.Gerald Vigue

Retired; Professor of Agriculture at WIU and Program Director of Allison Sustainable Ag/Organic Research Farm from inception until 2006

Dr. Gerald Carlson

Retired; Chair of WIU School of Agriculture and Director of Mid-West Area ARS-USDA - original project design and data analyses

Mr. Tim Howe

Research Associate (1991-2000)

Dr. Rick Hirschi

Brigham Young University-Idaho; Agriculture Economist- analyzed farm economic data and conducted an organic farm survey

Mr. Marlin McClure

Former organic farmer - part time labor and technical support

Doris and Joe Foust

Landowners of research farm- Good Hope, Illinois

Farmers

Mr. Mark and Harold Anderson-

Local Conventional and Organic Farmers- Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbors; research ideas, tech support, storage and equipment, assisted with farming

Mr. Kenneth Anderson-

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- hay services

Mr. Rodney Byers-

Local Farmer- Berwick, Illinois- hay services

Mr. Don Chipman-

Local Farmer-Smithshire, Illinois- cooperating neighbor; tech support, equipment and services

Mr. Frank Craver-

Local Farmer-Roseville, IL- hay services

Mr. Grant and Ron Curtis-

Curtis Farms- Sciota, Illinois- cooperating neighbors, storage

Mr. Lisle and Gene Dakin-

Local Farmers- Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbors; tech support and services

Mr. Terry Davis-

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbor; past operator of the farm; research ideas, tech support, equipment and services

Mr. Steve Hall-

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- fertilizer application

Mr. Mike Hull-

Local Farmer- Sciota, Illinois- grain harvest

Mr. John Huston-

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbor; storage for equipment

Mr. Francis, Ed, and Bill Kane-

Local Farmers- Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbors; equipment and services

Mr. Dan Mowen-

Local Farmer- Media, Illinois- grain harvest

Mr. Justin Overstreet-

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- tech support

Mr. Louis and Jeff Reuschel-

Conventional and Organic Farmers- Golden, Illinois- collaborated on research study

Mr. Bob Strickler-

Local farmer - Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbor, equipment and services

Mr. Leroy Tappe-

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois-cooperating neighbor; provides hog manure, tech support and equipment

Mr. Pat Thomas-

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- tech support

Mr. Brad Wainman-

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois-tech support, equipment and services

Equipment

Case IH/Birkey's Farm Store

Provided discounted lease of tractor

A.C. McCartney Farm Equipment-

Wataga and Carthage, Illinois- tractor lease

Mr. Curt Dambman-

Buffalo Rep- Milledgeville, Illinois- tech support

Mr. Andy Finck-

Buffalo Rep- tech support

AGCO Corporation-

Massey Ferguson tractor at discounted lease rate, free use of Tye Drill and Paratill subsoiler, technical support

Kuhns Equipment-

of Mt. Sterling, IL- tractor lease

Heritage Equipment/John Deere

of Macomb, IL- provided discounted lease of equipment

Fleischer Manufacturing, Inc.-

provided Buffalo row crop planter at discounted price, technical assistance and training

M&W Gear Company-

donated 15 ft, high-residue rotary hoe

Guy Machinery-

provided a 10-ft Howard Rotavator at discounted lease and tech support

Larry Riden- Riden Farm Supply, Inc.-

assisted in the assembly of the Red Baron Flamer and provided the use of an LP tank

Flame Engineering, Inc.-
LaCross, Kansas-

provided a four row flamer at a reduced lease rate and technical assistance

Production Inputs

American Organics

Art Scheele - provided seed for research

Clarkson Grain Company, Inc.-

provided seed for test plots, marketing support

Midwestern Bio-Ag-

Bob Yanda- tech support

Blue River Hybrids -

Maury Johnson - provided seed for test plots and contributed to field day

Great Harvest Organics-

provided seed for test plots

Prairie Hybrid Seeds-

provided seed for test plots

Ampac Seed Company-

Dave Robison- provided seed for test plots

Midwest Grass & Forage-

Scott Jones- provided seed for test plots and tech support

Advanced Biological Marketing-

provided seed inoculant

Albert Lea Seed House-

provided seed for test plots

Welter Seed & Honey Co.-

provided seed for test plots

AgriEnergy Resources-

Gary Campbell- provided organic seed treatment products

Nitragin, Inc.-

Kyle Luther- provided legume inoculant

Agricoat LLC-

Todd Zehr- provided organic seed treatments

AgraQuest, Inc.-

Brett Highland- provided organic fungicide spray

ConAgra Foods-

donated organic popcorn seed

Field Day Supporters/Product Donors

Peanut Free Planet

donated food for annual field day - http://www.peanutfreeplanet.com

Santa Cruz Natural, Inc.-

organic beverages donation for annual field day - http://www.scojuice.com

Stretch Island Fruit, Inc.-

organic food donation for annual field day - http://www.stretchislandfruit.com

Dagoba Organic Chocolate-

organic food donation for annual field day - http://dagobachocolate.com

Sue Huber, Owner, Sibby's Homestead Organic Ice Cream, Westby, WI-

donated organic ice cream for annual field day - http://www.sibbysicecream.com/index.htm

Lotus Brands, Inc-

William Collett- product donation for field day - http://www.lotusbrands.com

AquaRanch Industries-

Myles Harston- natural/organic food donation for field day - http://www.aquaranch.com

Dr. Bronner's Organic Soaps-

Ralph Bronner- organic products donation for field day - http://www.drbronner.com/

Nutritek, Inc.-

Jim Troglia- natural insect repellant donation for field day - http://www.nutritekinc.com

Steaz-

Eric Schnell- organic soda donation - http://www.steazteas.com

Oak Grove Organics-

provided organic milk for field day - http://www.oakgroveorganics.com

Choice Organic Teas-

provided organic tea for field day - http://www.choiceorganicteas.com

Uncle Matt's Organic-

provided organic orange juice for field day - http://www.unclematts.com

Blue Sky Beverage Company-

provided organic soda for field day - http://www.blueskysoda.com

Organic Food Bar-

provided organic food bars for field day - http://www.organicfoodbar.com

Go Macro-

provided organic food bars for field day - http://www.gomacro.com

Eden Foods-

provided organic food for field day - http://www.edenfoods.com

The Pure Bar-

provided organic food bars for field day - http://www.thepurebar.com

Nature's Inventory-

provided organic wellness oils for field day - http://www.naturesinventory.com

Good Hope Gardens-

provided organic produce for field day - http://www.goodhopegardens.com

Living Earth Farm, Farmington, Illinois-

provided organic produce for field day - http://www.livingearthfarm.com

Barefoot Gardens-Macomb, Illinois-

provided organic produce for field day

Indian Creek Farm-Jacksonville, Illinois-

provided organic stew meat for field day

Roger Hendricker Farm-Arenzville, Illinois-

provided organic melons for field day

A-maizing Corn Products-Janesville, Wisconsin-

provided organic blue corn chips for field day

Annie Moore & Family-

Macomb, Illinois- field day meal preparation

Amelia & Charlie Fox-

Macomb, Illinois- field day meal preparation

Hy-Vee-

Macomb, Illinois- catering for field day and product donation

West Prairie Farm, Macomb, Illinois-

Provided grass-fed beef franks and hamburgers for field day

Mercola.com-

http://www.mercola.com - provided organic health bars for field day

Sweet Leaf Beverage Co.-

http://www.sweetleaftea.com - provided organic tea for field day

Luna and Larry's Organic Coconut Bliss-

http://coconutbliss.com - provided organic "ice cream" for field day

Country Choice Organic-

http://www.countrychoiceorganic.com - provided organic cookies/snacks for field day

Organic Valley-

http://www.organicvalley.coop - provided organic dairy products for field day

Miscellaneous

Jeremy Kane - Channel

Seedsman - provided use of weigh wagon

Craig Lant - Good Hope Fertilizer

Owner - provided use of weigh wagon and general support

Mr. Steve Elmer- USDA-NRCS-

Soil Scientist- Monmouth, Illinois- soil mapping and technical support

Western Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Society-

Cooperating farmer members

McDonough and Warren Co. Soil and Water Conservation Districts-

Duane Mansir and Rick Winbigler- grant from Illinois Department of Agriculture's Conservation 2000 Program; field day support, use of a ridge-till cultivator and guidance system

Kent Woodford- Seeds and More, Inc.-

consulted in crop management and weigh wagon use

Mike Ward- Pioneer A DuPont Company-

Sales Rep-provided seed for test plots

Key Agricultural Services, Inc.-

GPS analysis, crop and soil analysis

Shawn Jones- Pioneer A DuPont Company-

Agronomist- provided seed for test plots

Rex Johnson- Pioneer A DuPont Company-

Sales Rep- provided use of weigh wagon

Glen Barber- Beck's Hybrids-

District Sales Rep- provided use of weigh wagon and field day support

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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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