Illinois SARE Grants

North Central Region SARE Grants

Sustainable Food, Fuel and Fiber

Contact Information:

Doug Gucker
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521

2013 Food, Fuel and Fiber Network Tour & Workshop

2013 Food, Fuel and Fiber Network Tour & Workshop
Please rate the value of each presentation.

Location / Session

(1=Low 5=High)


Online – Registration process

1 5

U of I/ Dudley Smith Farm site - Cover Crops & Tropical Maize / Gentry and Letterly

1 5

U of I/ Dudley Smith Farm site - Biomass Heat and Power & Feedstock Production /  Letterly, Solomon and Lee

1 5

U of I/ Dudley Smith Farm site - Miscanthus, Tropical Maize – Dual Purposed  Prairie Cordgrass & Switchgrass / Gentry, Vincent, Steckler and  Letterly

1 5

U of I/ Dudley Smith Farm site - Climate Study Project / Bernacchi and Miller 

1 5

Big M Berry Patch – Vegetable & Fruit Crop Production/ u-pick and local fresh market

1 5

Big M Berry Patch – Big M Manufacturing/ Biomass power systems and design

1 5

Prairie Fruit Farm - Evening meal and tour

1 5

IHotel - EBI Symposium program Wednesday a.m.

1 5

Energy Farm - EBI Symposium - Energy Farm Tour

1 5

Solar Decathlon House - Department Tour #1

1 5

Erosion Training Center - Department Tour #2

1 5

Fruit Farm and Student Sustainability Farm - Department Tour # 3

1 5

Hendrick House  - Evening meal and rooftop tour

1 5

Hendrick House  - State Reporting

1 5

IHotel - EBI Symposium program Thursday a.m.

1 5

Charleston - E I U Energy Center

1 5


The 2014 Carbon, Energy, and Climate Conference will be hosted by Iowa State University, September 23-25.  Please help us plan the agenda by responding to the poll below.  Please check all topics that are of high interest to you.

Check if topic is high interest

Topic Area

Science of carbon, nitrogen and soil

Sharing resources/ideas re: energy, carbon and climate between states and regional and Bioenergy CAP programs

Bioenergy crop research

Biomass logistics/value chains

Cellulosic biofuel production

Social and Economic issues (contract/lease/tenure/certification/incentives/economics

Cover crops

Optimizing bioenergy crops for biomass and conservation/nutrient management

Livestock/wildlife as part of sustainable biobased systems

Biochar production and utilization in horticulture and agriculture

Conservation farming



Please tell us your preferred learning/sharing formats:

Check if you like to learn this way

Learning format


Panel presentations

Plenary speakers

Networking/sharing/discussion sessions

Some of each of the above


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