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The University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 is holding a Field Day covering Nutrient Loss and Soil Health Challenges and Solution on August 19th at Dudley Smith Farm. The field days are a way to educate the local farmers and others who are interested in recent farming issues and what people can do to help farms succeed. Gary Letterly, Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator at the U of I Extension said that nutrient loss and soil health are both major problems in the agriculture industry.

There is walk up registration available on the 19th, but Letterly asks that people try to register early so they can have a good estimate of how much food they need to have for lunch following the program.

To register, visit the extension website at web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm, or call the office at 287-7246. Letterly appeared on the NEWTALK WTIM Morning Show.

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