2018 Northern Illinois Farm Show Wednesday & Thursday


Plan to go to the 35th Annual Northern Illinois Farm Show, running this Wednesday and Thursday, January 10th and 11th, from 8am until 4pm on Wednesday and 8am – 3pm on Thursday at the NIU Convocation Center. With over 5,000 attendees and 200 local and leading exhibitors, the IDEAg Northern Illinois Farm Show is a convenient venue for producers in northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa to meet with agribusinesses under one roof.

The show will feature a multitude of highly informative and strong educational programs developed by University of Illinois Extension located in the main meeting room (see schedule below). This is a free event; no registration is required, so stop in any time during the two days. Parking is $5. The NIU Convocation Center is located at 1525 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, on the city’s western edge.


8:00 a.m. Show Opens
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Are You Prepared for Volatility?

Speaker: Bryan Doherty, Senior Market Advisor

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Multipurpose Room
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pesticide Applicator License Testing Auxillary Gym
11:00 a.m. – Noon 2018 Spring Weather Outlook for Northern Illinois

Speaker: Candice King, Cheif Meteorologist, WTVO TV

Multipurpose Room
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Native Habitat for Pollinators

Speaker: Ellen Star, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Multipurpose Room
4:00 p.m. Show Closes


8:00 a.m. Show Opens
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Imagery for Decision Agriculture

Speaker: Nathan Taylor, Aeroptic

Multipurpose Room
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pesticide Applicator License Testing
11:00 a.m. – Noon From Germany and Poland with IALF

Speaker: Lynda Gould, IALF Class of 2014

Multipurpose Room
3:00 p.m.  Show Closes

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