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DOW UNIT OPENING RESEARCH SITE AT UI

A subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co. is opening a facility in the research park at the University of Illinois’ Champaign-Urbana campus. Dow AgroSciences and the university announced the opening on Monday. The facility will focus on the intersection of technology and agriculture, as reported by the Associated Press.

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U OF I DIXON SPRINGS BEEF FIELD DAY

The University of Illinois Dixon Springs Agricultural Center will have its annual beef field day, starting at 5 p.m. July 30 at the center, near Simpson.

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FARMDOC DAILY HITS 1,000 POSTS

Four years ago, a crazy idea was hatched: post an original article that analyzed an aspect of Corn Belt farm economics every day. Today, University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good had the honor of posting the 1,000th article on farmdoc daily. The daily economics blog-style website was the brainchild of U of I agricultural economist… read more

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COLLEGE TRENDS

While freshman enrollment is up at several state universities through Illinois, the flagship campus in Champaign-Urbana is down 5.4 percent.  Freshman enrollment at U of I has dropped more than 500 this year from a record high nearly a decade ago.

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS WEED SCIENCE FIELD RESEARCH TOURS

The 2014 University Weed Science Field Day will be held on Wednesday, June 25 at the U of I Illinois Crop Sciences Research and Education Center. Participants will join in a guided tour of research plots and interact with weed science faculty and students.  For more information, please call 217-333-4424.  

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS TO HOST INTERNATIONAL AGRONOMY DAY

Agriculturalists around the world are invited to engage in a global food production discussion during International Agronomy Day at the University of Illinois on Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the U of I South Farms, Registration for International Agronomy Day is required and can be done at http://www.internationalagronomyday.org/.

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