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University of Illinois Extension to offer a cover crop workshop on March 22 at IVCC

University of Illinois Extension invites local youth to participate in a Cover Crops Workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22,2022 at IVCC in rooms CTC 124 & 125.

This training is for all youth in Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, and Putnam Counties ages 8-18 that are interested in learning the basics of cover crops. All 4-H community club members who are enrolled in the cover crops project area are strongly encouraged to attend.

Daryle Wragge, former FFA teacher and University of Illinois Program Coordinator of Ag and Natural Resources will present to the group. To register, go to as Space is limited.

Cover crops aren’t just for large scale farmers as they are being used by everyone, including home gardeners, to improve their soil profile and help with water retention.

Participants will learn about these advantages as well as others through a cover crops demonstration. They will leave with a “starter” container to observe growth at home and informational handouts to reference.

Enrolled 4-H members will receive information to help guide their cover crops fair project. This is a class to take if you wish to get started in growing cover crops on your own land, no matter how large or small.

Currently policy requires that masks will be required, and social distancing will be practiced. If protocols regarding these practices change before the presentation date, registered attendees will be notified of the changes ahead of time.

The University of Illinois Extension Office looks forward to offering this new topic to local youth and hopes to have all four counties represented.

If you have questions or need more information, please call University of Illinois Extension- Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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