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Illinois Wheat Association To Hold Winter Wheat Forum

BLOOMINGTON, ILL.
   The Illinois Wheat Association’s annual Winter Wheat Forum will be held Feb. 18, 2014, at Krieger’s Holiday Inn Convention Center in Mt. Vernon, Ill. The forum, which aims to help Illinois wheat producers increase productivity and profitability, again features a wide variety of attractions for producers and processors alike.
   Attendees at this year’s forum can expect to participate in sessions covering several topics, including disease management, no-till wheat planting in corn and soybean stubble, pros and cons of cover crops in a wheat-double crop rotation, along with sessions on weather and markets. In addition to browsing a wide variety of exhibitors, participants also will have the opportunity to attend the Illinois Wheat Association annual meeting, held at the conclusion of the forum.
   Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., with educational sessions beginning at 9:00 a.m. The forum will conclude at 2:45 p.m., and will include lunch for registered attendees. Illinois Wheat Association members may register for the conference on site for $15 per person; the general public may attend for $30 per person.
   To receive more information about the Winter Wheat Forum, visit the Illinois Wheat Association website at www.illinoiswheat.org, or contact Diane Handley, executive secretary, Illinois Wheat Association, at 309-557-3662. The forum is made possible through the support of the Illinois Farm Bureau.∆
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