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AGENDA State: New IL legislation - Rich Nichols, REGISTRATION

8:30am Registration and refreshments Executive Director, Association of Illinois


Advance reservations are required with payment
Soil and Water Conservation Districts,
9:00 Welcome by July 30.
Springfield, IL
9:15 Keynote: Farmland and Agriculture Federal: Farm and Ranchland Protection On-line registration
Planning Issues – A National Perspective Program - Bob McLeese, IL State Soil http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/rockfordcenter
Jon Scholl, President, American Farmland Scientist, USDA, Natural Resources (go to the upper right hand corner of web page to
Trust, Washington, D.C. Conservation Service, Champaign, IL program registration box)
9:45 Break 3:00 Participant Panel: Making it work
Mail-in registration
10:00 Farmland: Commodity or Resource j Kane Co. Landowner / Purchase of
Complete form below, detach & mail to:
­– Why should we value it? Developments Rights program participant
Farmland Conference
Kevin Rund, Senior Director of Local Govern- j Kendall Co. Landowner – Donation of
University of Illinois Extension
ment, Governmental Affairs Division, IL Farm conservation easement participant
1601 Parkview Avenue
Bureau, Bloomington, IL j Boone Co. SWCD staff – Holding
Rockford, IL 61107
10:20 Farmland and Agriculture Planning Issues agricultural conservation easements 
– A Regional Planning Perspective 3:30 Adjourn REGISTRATION FORM
CMAP 2040 Strategy Report ILLINOIS CONFERENCE ON
Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director, AGRICULTURAL LAND USE PLANNING
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
11:00 Sustaining Agriculture in Urbanizing j CEU's - Certified county official credit will be of- Names __________________________________________
Counties fered - credits will apply to certain sessions with
Anita Zurbrugg, Assistant Director, Center number to be determined (Check registration web- __________________________________________
for Agriculture in the Environment, American site for updates). Certification CEU’s for township
Farmland Trust, Dekalb, IL and municipal officials have been applied for also. __________________________________________
11:30 Lunch j Nationally-recognized experts will be featured on
__________________________________________
Luncheon speaker – Planning for “Local the program to address planning and other issues.
Agriculture” j New research regarding agricultural land use in Address __________________________________________
Lynn Peemoeller, Co-Chair, Chicago Food urbanizing areas will be presented.
Policy Advisory Council __________________________________________
j Actual participants in the farmland preservation
1:00pm Farmland Planning Tools 101
process will discuss their experiences.
John Church, Extension Educator, Natural Phone __________________________________________
Resources, University of Illinois j Funding issues will be discussed.
j Conference location offers a comfortable atmo- E-mail __________________________________________
1:15 Planning Issues and Conservation
Easements/Purchase of Development sphere and can provide a scenic get-away for
before or after the meeting. County __________________________________________
Rights: Putting the Pieces Together
Dr. Tom Daniels, Professor of City and Re- Include payment of:
gional Planning, University of PA, Philadelphia
& former Manager, Lancaster Co. Farmland $48.50 x _________ (no. attending) =
Protection Program (via teleconfence)
2:15 Funding Purchase of Development Rights $_______________ total payment
programs Make checks payable to U of I Extension
Local: Janice Hill, Kane Co. Development
Department If you need special accommodations to attend,
call 815-395-5710.
ENJOY YOURSELF! Illinois
Our conference location at Oak Ridge is located in Conference
F armland in Illinois has
the beautiful Illinois River Valley near Starved Rock
State Park and other attractions. on Agricultural
been changed to other Come early or stay late to play a round of golf
uses at a rapid rate over on the scenic course – see their website at http:// Land Use
the past decade. Much
of Illinois’ most produc-
senicasoakridge.net.
Or, spend an extra day or weekend visiting the Planning
area’s scenic attractions:
tive farmland borders Tools, Planning and
j www.starvedrockstatepark.org
developing areas and has j www.utica-il.com Preservation in a
converted at a rate 30% faster than other farm- j www.illinoisriverroad.org Transitioning Economy
land. Is this a problem or concern for the j www.enjoylasallecounty.com
state or in your community?

How do we plan for transitions


in land use and still maintain
a viable food supply? Can
agriculture be sustainable and
homeowners be happy?

What are tools that can be used


to help landowners and planners?
August 6, 2009
Nationally-recognized speakers from Illinois and
Oak Ridge Golf Club
across the country will address these and other
issues during the conference. 658 E. U.S. Hwy. 6
DIRECTIONS LaSalle, IL
Oak Ridge Golf Club is conveniently located on
U.S. Highway 6 just off I-39 and I-80.
j Exit I-39 at the U.S. Hwy 6 East. Exit and turn
east on Hwy 6 towards Ottawa. Oak Ridge is Sponsored by:
approximately 1.5 miles east on Hwy. 6. University of Illinois Extension
j From the west, exit I-80 onto I-39 south and
follow the directions above. In cooperation with
j From the east, exit I-80 at the IL Rt. 178-Utica, American Farmland Trust
exit. Turn left and go to Hwy 6 intersection. Chicago Metropolitan Planning Agency
Turn right on Hwy 6 and go about 1 mile to
Oak Ridge. Association of Illinois Soil and
Certified county official CEU’s available.
Water Conservation Districts
Municipal and township official CEU’s University of Illinois · U.S. Department of
Illinois Soil and Water
applied for. Agriculture · Local Extension Councils Cooperating
Conservation Society
University of Illinois Extension provides equal
opportunities in programs and employment.