Illinois Forage Institute planned for March 5


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Posted Online: Feb. 11, 2013, 3:22 pm
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Press release submitted by Rock Island Co SWCD


The Illinois Forage and Grasslands Council have set up a Forage Institute event for Tuesday, March 5th at Black Hawk College – East Campus near Kewanee. Area livestock producers are encouraged to early register for the all day event by February 22nd.

Information on forage species selection, pasture weed control and fertility will be presented. Other topics covered include grazing cover crops, pasture renovation, and feeding livestock drought damaged hay and forage. Information on forages for all livestock including cattle, sheep, and other grazing animals will be available.

NRCS staff will be present to discuss cost-share programs available to livestock producers interested in setting up a grazing plan for their operation.

The event starts in the Conference Center at 9 AM and will adjourn at 4 PM. The early registration fee $15 for IFGC members and $20 for non-IFGC members. After February 22nd, the fee is $20 for IFGC members and $25 to non-members.

To register for the event, call the U of I Extension office in Milan at 309-756-9978.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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