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Have you registered for the 2014 Illinois Commodity Conference? If you plan on attending you won’t want to miss out on the reduced early registration rate of $60 that ends Friday.

The 2014 Illinois Commodity Conference will take place Tuesday, November 25th, at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL.  The annual one-day event brings together crop growers and livestock producers from all over the state to discuss the trials and triumphs the agricultural industry faces.

“Striving to Sustainably Feed the World”, is the theme for the conference, which starts at 10:00 am.  A full day of speakers can help attendees regroup and recharge, and include:

  • “Farmers Needed: Field to Market”
    Rod Snyder, President of Field to Market
  • Adopting BMPs for Reducing Nutrient Loss”
    Caroline Wade, Nutrient Watershed Manager at IL Corn
    Mike Plumer, Coordinator of CBMP

  •  “The Intersection of CAFO and WOTUS”
    Lauren Lurkins, Director of Natural & Environmental Resources at ILFB
    Ted Funk, PhD, PE, Engineering Consultant, University of Illinois (retired).
  • PepsiCo: Attaining Sustainability
    Rob Meyers, Environmental Sustainability Director, PepsiCo, Inc.

Participants should register with their respective commodity groups.  Before Nov. 15, registration is $60, after Nov. 15, the fee is $90.  Students can register for $25.  And don’t forget, you can register for both the ICC and the WILLAg.org Farm Assets Conference on Monday, November 24th for only $75!

For more information, visit ilcommodityconf.wordpress.com. The conference is hosted by the Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Corn Growers Association, Illinois Milk Producers Association, Illinois Pork Producers Association, Illinois Soybean Association and Illinois Wheat Association.