Putting a few extra acres to work can bring in additional income, provide an opportunity to experiment with a new enterprise, or develop an interest or hobby for its educational or entertainment value. How do you get started? To help answer this question and learn more attend the workshop, “Putting Small Acres to Work”, which will be held this Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 12-noon at Kishwaukee College Conference Center, Malta. Costs for the program are $10 per person and $5 for each additional family member. Fees include materials for one family.
Pre-registration is required by this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. The late registration/walk-in fee is $10 per person. To register, or for a copy of the brochure, call University of Illinois Extension at 815-758-8194. You can register with credit card on-line at the following website http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo.
To help you develop new ideas to profit from your small acres, attend the two general sessions and choose one breakout session. “Year Round Growing” with Mary Brubach of Susie’s Garden Patch will share how to maximize markets by extending the growing season by using high tunnels. “Organic Vegetable Production” with Grant McCarty, University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator, will help you learn new ideas for how to prepare for growing vegetables organically. Additionally you can choose between “Soil Management” and “Sheep & Goat Production” for a breakout session presented by University of Illinois Extension Educators. This program is organized by University of Illinois Extension with co-sponsors including: Kishwaukee College, DeKalb County Soil & Water Conservation District, and DeKalb County Natural Resources Conservation Services.
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