Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Don't miss the CCA Session at the IFCA Convention on January 21, 2008 in Room 400 at the Peoria Civic Center. The speakers and titles are:

9:00 am Managing Continuous Corn, Emerson Nafziger UI (1 hour CM)
10:00 am What Have We Learned from Grid Sampling?, Dave Franzen NDSU (1 hour SWM)
11:00 am Tile Drainage in Southern Illinois Soils, Steve Ebelhar UI (1 hour SWM)
Lunch at Noon Provided
1:00 pm Soil and Plant Factors Regulating P and K Availability, Fabián G. Fernández UI (1 hour NM)
2:00 pm Genetics and Biotechnology in Improving Nitrogen Use in Corn, Fred Below UI (1 hour CM)
3:00 pm Nitrogen Forms and Timing for Corn and Wheat, Steve Ebelhar UI (1 hour NM)

If you register for the IFCA convention for $60 the cost for the CCA Session is only $30. You can register on-line at, click on "Convention." We are also offering additional CEU classes on January 22 and 23 and you won't want to miss the session on the dynamics in the fertilizer marketplace. Go to our Convention link on the website to see the full program and exhibitors.

The Illinois CCA Convention will be held Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. Over 300 CCAs have pre-registered to attend and many hot topics in crop advising will be discussed, including lots of nitrogen issues, fungicides and the emerging bioeconomy. There are 6.5 CEUs available (1.0 NM, 1.5 SW, 1.5 PM and 2.5 CM) and attendees will also have the opportunity to earn 4 extra CEUs (3 SW and I PM) online FREE through a new U of I Extension CEU website. The event starts promptly at 8 a.m. and you can register at the door but please plan to arrive early in case there is a line. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The complete schedule is available at: