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Illinois Forage Expo

University of Illinois Extension, Illinois Forage and Grassland Council, Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA Risk Management Agency and Grazing Land Conservation Initiative.

The 2006 Illinois Forage Expo will be held on Friday, August 25, 2006 at Hildebrandt Farms, 2475 State Line Road, South Beloit, Illinois in Boone County. The Hildebrandt operation consists of a 350 Holstein dairy confinement operation which utilizes about 300 acres of alfalfa.

The Forage Expo will include field demonstrations of forage harvesting equipment and commercial displays of forage related products and equipment. In addition educational sessions will be presented that focus on alfalfa management, stored feed options, cow health issues, raising dairy replacements on grass and manure management plans.

The Expo will start at 9 am and conclude at 4 pm. The Hildebrandt Farm is located about 8 miles east of South Beloit Illinois on State Line Road or from Belvidere, Illinois the site can be reached by going north on Route 76 about 16 miles to State Line Road , then west 1 ½ miles.

For further information about the Illinois Forage Expo or if interested in exhibiting a commercial display contact Ron Atherton, president, Illinois Forage & Grassland Council at 815-589-2525 or email at

DOWNLOAD PAPER - IL Forage Expo Flyer 2006.pdf

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