Welcome to Agronomy Day 2011!

Agriculture is rapidly advancing to meet the needs of our growing world population. As our industry continues to evolve, the University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences is prepared to educate and prepare tomorrow's leaders while supporting and equipping current industry leaders with the latest technology and techniques to improve food and fuel production.

The 55th annual Agronomy Day provides countless opportunities for growers, industry representatives, business owners, researchers, and the general public to discover the latest research findingins from the Department of Crop Sciences. From plan breeding and pest control to biomass productions and horticulture, our department is leading the way in education, research, and Extension.

But don't just take my word for it. Interact with our researchers and Extension specialists and enjoy their presentations. Ask the crop sciences students on site to tell you about the various courses and opportunities they are offered. When our students graduate, they often have more than one lucrative job opportunity waiting. The demand for U of I graduates is high, and the future looks even more promising. Be sure to stop by our display in the large tent to find out more about our quality educational curriculum.

Agronomy Day is a partnership among several academic units in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). This event is our way of reporting directly to the citizens of Illinois on the scope, value, and importance of our programs.

We are delights to have you join us today, and we hope to see you again soon!

Best Regards,

Germán Bollero

Germán A. Bollero
Professor and Head
Department of Crop Sciences