School of Agriculture

Cooperators & Supporters - (Past and Current)

Special Recognition

Dr.Gerald Vigue

Retired; Professor of Agriculture at WIU and Program Director of Allison Sustainable Ag/Organic Research Farm from inception until 2006

Dr. Gerald Carlson

Retired; Chair of WIU School of Agriculture and Director of Mid-West Area ARS-USDA - original project design and data analyses

Mr. Tim Howe

Research Associate (1991-2000)

Dr. Rick Hirschi

Brigham Young University-Idaho; Agriculture Economist- analyzed farm economic data and conducted an organic farm survey

Mr. Marlin McClure

Former organic farmer - part time labor and technical support

Doris and Joe Foust

Landowners of research farm- Good Hope, Illinois

Farmers

Mr. Mark and Harold Anderson

Local Conventional and Organic Farmers- Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbors; research ideas, tech support, storage and equipment, assisted with farming

Mr. Kenneth Anderson

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- hay services

Mr. Rodney Byers

Local Farmer- Berwick, Illinois- hay services

Mr. Don Chipman

Local Farmer-Smithshire, Illinois- cooperating neighbor; tech support, equipment and services

Mr. Frank Craver

Local Farmer-Roseville, IL- hay services

Mr. Grant and Ron Curtis

Curtis Farms- Sciota, Illinois- cooperating neighbors, storage

Mr. Lisle and Gene Dakin

Local Farmers- Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbors; tech support and services

Mr. Terry Davis

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbor; past operator of the farm; research ideas, tech support, equipment and services

Mr. Steve Hall

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- fertilizer application

Mr. Mike Hull

Local Farmer- Sciota, Illinois- grain harvest

Mr. John Huston

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbor; storage for equipment

Mr. Francis, Ed, and Bill Kane

Local Farmers- Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbors; equipment and services

Mr. Dan Mowen

Local Farmer- Media, Illinois- grain harvest

Mr. Justin Overstreet

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- tech support

Mr. Louis and Jeff Reuschel

Conventional and Organic Farmers- Golden, Illinois- collaborated on research study

Mr. Bob Strickler

Local farmer - Roseville, Illinois- cooperating neighbor, equipment and services

Mr. Leroy Tappe

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois-cooperating neighbor; provides hog manure, tech support and equipment

Mr. Pat Thomas

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois- tech support

Mr. Brad Wainman

Local Farmer- Roseville, Illinois-tech support, equipment and services

Equipment

Case IH/Birkey's Farm Store

Provided discounted lease of tractor

A.C. McCartney Farm Equipment

Wataga and Carthage, Illinois- tractor lease

Mr. Curt Dambman

Buffalo Rep- Milledgeville, Illinois- tech support

Mr. Andy Finck

Buffalo Rep- tech support

AGCO Corporation

Massey Ferguson tractor at discounted lease rate, free use of Tye Drill and Paratill subsoiler, technical support

Kuhns Equipment

of Mt. Sterling, IL- tractor lease

Heritage Equipment/John Deere

of Macomb, IL- provided discounted lease of equipment

Fleischer Manufacturing, Inc.

provided Buffalo row crop planter at discounted price, technical assistance and training

M&W Gear Company

donated 15 ft, high-residue rotary hoe

Guy Machinery

provided a 10-ft Howard Rotavator at discounted lease and tech support

Larry Riden- Riden Farm Supply, Inc.-

assisted in the assembly of the Red Baron Flamer and provided the use of an LP tank

Flame Engineering, Inc.
LaCross, Kansas

provided a four row flamer at a reduced lease rate and technical assistance

Production Inputs

American Organics

Art Scheele - provided seed for research

Clarkson Grain Company, Inc.

provided seed for test plots, marketing support

Midwestern Bio-Ag

Bob Yanda- tech support

Blue River Hybrids

Maury Johnson - provided seed for test plots and contributed to field day

Great Harvest Organics

provided seed for test plots

Prairie Hybrid Seeds

provided seed for test plots

Ampac Seed Company

Dave Robison- provided seed for test plots

Midwest Grass & Forage

Scott Jones- provided seed for test plots and tech support

Advanced Biological Marketing

provided seed inoculant

Albert Lea Seed House

provided seed for test plots

Welter Seed & Honey Co.

provided seed for test plots

AgriEnergy Resources

Gary Campbell- provided organic seed treatment products

Nitragin, Inc.

Kyle Luther- provided legume inoculant

Agricoat LLC

Todd Zehr- provided organic seed treatments

AgraQuest, Inc.

Brett Highland- provided organic fungicide spray

ConAgra Foods

donated organic popcorn seed

Field Day Supporters/Product Donors

Peanut Free Planet

donated food for annual field day

Santa Cruz Natural, Inc.

organic beverages donation for annual field day

Stretch Island Fruit, Inc.

organic food donation for annual field day

Dagoba Organic Chocolate

organic food donation for annual field day

Sue Huber, Owner, Sibby's Homestead Organic Ice Cream, Westby, WI-

donated organic ice cream for annual field day

Lotus Brands, Inc

William Collett- product donation for field day

AquaRanch Industries

Myles Harston- natural/organic food donation for field day

Dr. Bronner's Organic Soaps

Ralph Bronner- organic products donation for field day

Nutritek, Inc.

Jim Troglia- natural insect repellant donation for field day

Steaz

Eric Schnell- organic soda donation

Oak Grove Organics

provided organic milk for field day

Choice Organic Teas

provided organic tea for field day

Uncle Matt's Organic

provided organic orange juice for field day

Blue Sky Beverage Company

provided organic soda for field day

Organic Food Bar

provided organic food bars for field day

Go Macro

provided organic food bars for field day

Eden Foods

provided organic food for field day

The Pure Bar

provided organic food bars for field day

Nature's Inventory

provided organic wellness oils for field day

Good Hope Gardens

provided organic produce for field day

Living Earth Farm, Farmington, Illinois-

provided organic produce for field day

Barefoot Gardens-Macomb, Illinois

provided organic produce for field day

Indian Creek Farm-Jacksonville, Illinois

provided organic stew meat for field day

Roger Hendricker Farm-Arenzville, Illinois

provided organic melons for field day

A-maizing Corn Products-Janesville, Wisconsin

provided organic blue corn chips for field day

Annie Moore & Family

Macomb, Illinois- field day meal preparation

Amelia & Charlie Fox

Macomb, Illinois- field day meal preparation

Hy-Vee

Macomb, Illinois- catering for field day and product donation

West Prairie Farm, Macomb, Illinois

Provided grass-fed beef franks and hamburgers for field day

Mercola.com

http://www.mercola.com - provided organic health bars for field day

Sweet Leaf Beverage Co.

http://www.sweetleaftea.com - provided organic tea for field day

Luna and Larry's Organic Coconut Bliss

http://coconutbliss.com - provided organic "ice cream" for field day

Country Choice Organic

http://www.countrychoiceorganic.com - provided organic cookies/snacks for field day

Organic Valley

http://www.organicvalley.coop - provided organic dairy products for field day

Miscellaneous

Jeremy Kane - Channel

Seedsman - provided use of weigh wagon

Craig Lant - Good Hope Fertilizer

Owner - provided use of weigh wagon and general support

Mr. Steve Elmer- USDA-NRCS

Soil Scientist- Monmouth, Illinois- soil mapping and technical support

Western Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Society

Cooperating farmer members

McDonough and Warren Co. Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Duane Mansir and Rick Winbigler- grant from Illinois Department of Agriculture's Conservation 2000 Program; field day support, use of a ridge-till cultivator and guidance system

Kent Woodford- Seeds and More, Inc.

consulted in crop management and weigh wagon use

Mike Ward- Pioneer A DuPont Company

Sales Rep-provided seed for test plots

Key Agricultural Services, Inc.

GPS analysis, crop and soil analysis

Shawn Jones- Pioneer A DuPont Company

Agronomist- provided seed for test plots

Rex Johnson- Pioneer A DuPont Company

Sales Rep- provided use of weigh wagon

Glen Barber- Beck's Hybrids

District Sales Rep- provided use of weigh wagon and field day support

WIU College of Business and Technology

WIU School of Agriculture

Contact Information

Dr. Joel Gruver
Office: Knobluch Hall 302
Phone: (309) 298-1215
Email: J-Gruver@wiu.edu

Mr. Andy Clayton
Office: Knoblauch Hall 303
Phone: (309) 298-1172
Email: AW-Clayton@wiu.edu

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