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12/27/2013 11:36:00 PM
Extension offers lessons in using iPad in agriculture

NT Staff

PRINCETON — Upcoming courses through University of Illinois Extension can help farmers and operators and employees of agriculture-related businesses learn more about how to use their Apple iPad more effectively.

iPad classes, delivered by the University of Illinois Extension and hosted by the Bureau, La Salle and Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureaus respectively, are exclusively about that device. Anyone attending the class will need to bring their iPad for hands-on practice.

The first hour will cover iPad basics such as shortcuts, syncing and a discussion on apps. “Apps for Agriculture” will follow iPad Basics.

Steve McKenney, IT manager at AgViewFS, Princeton, will highlight some of the best ways to utilize the iPad in agriculture and business in general.

Class fees for are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Member fees are available to Farm Bureau members, registered 4-H volunteers, or teachers in a M-P school district using Ag in the Classroom.

iPad Basics and Apps for Agriculture will be offered 6-8 p.m. three times in the months of January, February and March.

- Wednesday, Jan. 29, La Salle County Farm Bureau building, 4201 Columbus St., Ottawa
- Tuesday, Feb. 4, Bureau County U of I Extension Office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton
- Thursday, March 13, Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau Building, 509 Front St., Henry.

Registration for each class is handled by the respective Farm Bureau, so if interested in attending one of the classes, call that office: La Salle County Farm Bureau, (815) 433-0371, Bureau County, (815) 875-6468 and Marshall-Putnam, (309) 364-2501. Callers should include name, phone number, the class they wish to attend and payment when registering. Payment must be received to reserve a spot.

For additional information, call Jordan Ellena at (309) 364-2356.

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