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HCC joins U of I Extension to host Soybean Research Demonstration

The Highland Community College Ag program is partnering with the University of Illinois Extension to host a Soybean Research Demonstration from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the Highland agriculture research plot located at 3472 W. Loras Drive in Freeport, Ill.


The public is invited to learn about research taking place at Highland, as well as the University of Illinois Extension. There will be specialists to talk about soybean insects, disease, weeds, and production issues.


The research plot at Highland is in its first year of production. The 10-acre plot serves as a place where students studying agriculture gain hands-on knowledge of crop production. This year’s research is on the effects of various soybean rates, treatments and yield issues. Students in the Ag program at Highland will be on hand for the demonstration and will report their final data to the public after harvest.


Phillip Alberti, NW Illinois Crop Concerns; Russ Higgins, Weed Issues, and Nathan Kleczewski from the University of Illinois Extension will share their knowledge during the demonstration.


The demonstration is free, and participants are asked to register by Friday, Aug. 24 for the free breakfast. To register visit the University of Illinois website at or by calling 815-235-4125.