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Seminar offers education units

Published: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

OREGON –Soil, water, and air interactions will be the focus of a soil and water management seminar Feb. 25 at the University of Illinois Extension Ogle County office, 421 W. Pines Road.

Presentations will be delivered via PowerPoint and Web conferencing from 9 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m.

Topics include cover crops, vertical tillage equipment, the effect of the Birds Point Levy breach on cropland, using wetlands to reduce nutrient loading, and managing soil to adapt to climate change.

Duane Friend, extension educator, will present the program. Certified crop advisers will receive five continuing education units in soil and water management.

The cost is $50 and includes lunch. Contact the Ogle County office at or 815-732-2191 to register by Feb. 24.

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