What: Educational events on specific agricultural subjects
Why: To improve your skills through in-the-field learning from the experts
Who: Farmers and gardeners
Where: Across Illinois
When: Throughout the year
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WOMEN WHO FARM FIELD DAY SERIES
July 30, 2-5pm: Wool Fiber and Silvopasturing (Seven Sisters Farm, Sidney, IL)
August 27, 2-6pm: Champaign Cut Flower Tour (Old Town Flowers, Cara's Garden, Delight Flower Farm)
September 24, 2-5pm: Fruit and Herbs (Sunny Lane Aronia, Eureka, IL)
October 22, 2-5pm: Season Extension (Blue Moon Farm, Urbana, IL)
We are delighted to announce our summer field day series celebrating Illinois' local women ag pioneers: Women Who Farm. We will be visiting five women-led farms, showcasing what they do best and providing an opportunity for women farmers to meet and build a supportive community. This field day series will convene one Sunday a month, June-October. We will tour the host farm, learn about her specialty, and then gather for refreshments and networking.
SPEED DISC DEMO DAY
August 1, 2017, 9am-12pm
David Andris has organized a morning of demonstrations of speed discs by various manufacturers. This is a great opportunity to see some equipment in action. This event is put on by the IDEA Network and is free to attend.
SHIITAKE MUSHROOM PRODUCTION
September 17, 2017, 1-4pm
From how to select the ideal tree, to inoculation and encouraging fruiting, this class will teach you all you need to know about producing mushrooms for market. Taught by shiitake producer Sara Creech of Blue Yonder Organic Farm. You will go home with two-three logs that have been inoculated with spores. Intended for small production farmers..
Refund policy: Registration fees for all field days and workshops are non-refundable. If a program is cancelled by The Land Connection, all fees will be refunded.