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Illinois Wheat Assn. Annual Winter Forum ... Feb. 18 ... Mt. Vernon

Date Posted: January 2, 2014

Bloomington, IL—The Illinois Wheat Association’s annual Winter Wheat Forum will be held Feb. 18, 2014, at Krieger’s Holiday Inn Convention Center in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

The forum, which aims to help Illinois wheat producers increase productivity and profitability, again features a wide variety of attractions for producers and processors alike.

Attendees at this year’s forum can expect to participate in sessions covering several topics, including disease management, no-till wheat planting in corn and soybean stubble, pros and cons of cover crops in a wheat-double crop rotation, along with sessions on weather and markets.

In addition to browsing a wide variety of exhibitors, participants also will have the opportunity to attend the Illinois Wheat Association annual meeting, held at the conclusion of the forum.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., with educational sessions beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The forum will conclude at 2:45 p.m., and will include lunch for to registered attendees.

Illinois Wheat Association members may register for the conference on site for $15 per person; the general public may attend for $30 per person.

To receive more information about the Winter Wheat Forum, visit the Illinois Wheat Association website at www.illinoiswheat.org, or contact Diane Handley, executive secretary, Illinois Wheat Association, at 309-557-3662.

The forum is made possible through the support of the Illinois Farm Bureau.

The Illinois Wheat Association is a member organization serving all aspects of the Illinois wheat industry from producer to processor.

Illinois Wheat Association provides educational opportunities, encourages research relating to wheat and wheat products, promotes marketing alternatives and represents its members in state and federal legislative activities relating to the needs of the Illinois wheat industry.

For more information, call 309-557-3662.

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