EAST PEORIA -- Illinois Central College will host a three-part program for farmland owners to help them better manage their farmland and increase their economic return.
The program is sponsored by Illinois Central College Department of Agriculture and Industrial Technologies and BK Solutions, based in Mahomet, Illinois and will be held on Tuesdays — Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and March 5 — with a different topic presented each date. All meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. with light refreshments served. The meetings will be held at Illinois Central College, 1 College Drive, East Peoria, in the Ag and Industrial Technologies Building, Room 203.
Sessions will provide information for landowners in a clear and easy-to-understand format and will cover the following topics: current farmland lease trends; farmland values and investment returns; farmer profitability in today’s marketplace; determining Illinois Soil Productivity Indexes for your farmland; and understanding basic soils and soil fertility.
Program presenters will include Kevin Brooks of BK Solutions and Pete Fandel, instructor of agriculture at ICC.
The enrollment fee is $100 for the program which will cover snacks and a binder of program materials on the topics discussed. Pre-registration is requested.
To register, interested landowners should contact Pete Fandel at 309-694-5410 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Brooks at 217-586-3894 or email at email@example.com.