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Field Days and Workshops

What: Educational events on specific agricultural subjects

Why: To improve your skills through in-the-field learning from the experts

Who: Farmers, experienced gardeners, interested people!

Where: Across Illinois

When: Throughout the year


Too many seed catalogs got your eye? Join us February 15 for a seed starting workshop!
Learn ways to make your workers love you (and their job!) on February 14!

Farm Labor Management

Join us on Saturday, February 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to learn about labor laws and management techniques. This workshop will be taught at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery in Champaign, IL. Lunch is included. $50/person

Seed Starting

Sunday, February 15 from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Student Sustainable Farm at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. We will be hosting a hands-on workshop on how to start seeds that is perfect for large home gardens and small scale producers.  $20/person.

Mushrooms for Market Production

Join us Sunday, February 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a hands-on workshop on setting up mushroom cultivation for market production on your farm. Each attendee will get four four-foot innoculated logs. Space is limited. $75/person

Organic Grains Transition Seminar

Tuesday, March 10 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Champaign County Farm Bureau. Farmers will learn through lecture and discussion the benefits of transitioning to organic production and whether they are ready to make the switch. $100/person, lunch included.

Small Engine Maintenance and Operation Workshop

Join us Sunday, March 29, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m and learn how your farm equipment really works. Small engines are of major importance to small farms, and this workshop will help you give them the TLC they need. You will learn about their operation and maintenance from the experts at Richland Community College in Decatur, IL. $50/person.

Chicken Plucker Workshop

Details TBD

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.