Monday, September 28, 2015

U of I research centers feel budget pain - Jeannine Otto, AgriNews

The state of Illinois’ ongoing budget woes have struck the state’s largest industry yet again. Four University of Illinois off-campus agriculture research centers will see their crop production research programs eliminated. “The decision has been made to make reductions in programs, specifically in research on crop production at four of the off-campus centers, Dixon Springs ag center, Brownstown, the ag center at DeKalb and the St. Charles horticulture research center,” said Neal Merchen, associate dean for research in the College of ACES. Merchen said the program reductions will affect nine jobs.

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