Field Days

2023 Field Days Begin Soon!

Field Days will be scheduled soon. For now, you can take the survey to give your input on the kind of Field Days you would like to see. 
Field Day 2023 Survey
Field Days are an excellent opportunity for small farmers, homesteaders, and home gardeners to network and learn from their fellow food growers.

​​During a typical field day, hosts will lead the group on a short farm tour, focusing on one element of production that has been a particular success or challenge. Sometimes a local expert is invited to share their knowledge on the topic as well. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share experiences during the event. Most field days will conclude with opportunities to ask questions, build relationships, and explore additional topics.

Field Days are free for Food Works and the Southern Illinois Farming Alliance members. A $10 donation is suggested for non-members. To suggest a topic or host field day, contact Jennifer at or (618) 370-3287.

Past Field Days

Creating, Diversifying, and Protecting Pollinator Habitat
Climate Change and its Impacts on Agriculture in Southern Illinois
Herbicide Injury: Identifying the Symptoms & Reporting the Damage
Low Till/No Till Vegetable Production
Silvopasture, Water Catchments and Farm Transitions
Constructing a High Tunnel and Planning for Winter Vegetable Production
Preserving the Harvest- Intro to Canning
Enemies and Allies: Insect Identification and Management Practices for a Diverse Organic Garden Ecosystem
Chainsaws: Basics, Tree Trimming & Felling Demonstration
Permaculture: Planning for Berms and Swales
Solar Energy for Small Farms
Beekeeping Basics for Southern Illinois
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