Sustainable Farming Workshops Begin May 11

The Central Illinois Sustainable Farming Network is offering seven workshops this year.

Published on: Apr 25, 2013

Sustainable farming workshops start May 11

The Central Illinois Sustainable Farming Network will be offering the following workshops in 2013:

May 11, "Small Farm Machinery and Your Body: Use Both Wisely"; Time: 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration 9:45 to 10 a.m.); Location: Spence Farm – Phelps Schoolhouse, 2959 North 2050 East Road, Fairbury (Livingston County)

June 8, "Taking Your Farm to the Next Level: Equipment for Scaling Up Production"; Time: 2 to 4:30 p.m. (registration 1:45 to 2 p.m.); Location: PrairiErth Farm, 2047 County Road 2100 N. Atlanta (Logan County)

June 15, "Intensive Grazing on 10 Acres"; Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (registration 8:30 to 9 a.m.); Location: Kraal Farm, 9223 Bell Fountain Road, Dawson (Sangamon County)

Sustainable Farming Workshops Begin May 11
Sustainable Farming Workshops Begin May 11

July 13, "Growing Your Sustainable Farm Business: A Producers Perspective"; Time: 3 to 7 p.m.; Location: Living Waters Farm, 29695 E. 100 North Road, Strawn and South Pork Ranch, 32796 E 750 North Rd, Chatsworth (Livingston County)

Aug. 11, "Driving and Maintaining Your Small Tractor"; Time: 3 to 6 p.m.; Location: Spence Farm – Phelps Schoolhouse, 2959 North 2050 East Road, Fairbury (Livingston County)

Sept. 14, "Preparing for Extended Season Production"; Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Location: Sunset Trail Farms, 12046 E. Gamble Road, Pembroke Township (Kankakee County)

Oct. 1, Farmer Grant Writing Workshop; Time: 6 to 9 p.m.; Location: 700 S. Airport Drive, Springfield (Sangamon County)

CISFN's mission is to promote the development of local food systems in central Illinois through farmer support and training. Network members are committed to sustainable farming and are willing to share knowledge and participate in learning opportunities. Programming for CISFN is facilitated by University of Illinois Extension with direction provided by an Advisory Group of Central Illinois farmers. More information is available at www.cisfn.org

Register for the events at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/. For further information, contact Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant at cvnghgrn@illinois.edu, or call her at 217-782-4617.

Source: University of Illinois