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General Details      

REMEMBER YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION.

We encourage carpooling if you are comfortable doing so.

Most tour sites do have items for purchase if you are interested.

Be sure to check to see if there are specific clothing/mask requirements for your tours.


Diversity in Agriculture Tour with Luke Allen      

LUKE’S CELL NUMBER: 815-530-2065

     *WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable Shoes for Vineyard Tour.

     *Bug Spray may be preferred during the Hemp Farm Tour.

1:00 Meet at Rolling Oaks Alpaca Farm with Judy
     Location: 1335 Hall Church Road,  Makanda, IL 

2:00 p.m. Travel to Buffalo Bluffs Hemp Farm 
     Location: 370 Thorn Lane, Makanda IL

2:20 p.m. Visit Buffalo Bluffs Hemp Farm with John Maginel, CEO

3:10 p.m. Travel to StarView Vineyards
     Location: 5100 Wing Hill Road, Cobden, IL

3:30-4:30 p.m. Tour StarView Vineyards with Owners Regina & Brett Morrison

4:30 p.m. Tour concludes. Optional Visit to StarView Cafe with Produce Tour Participants. Open until 6:00 p.m.


Produce & Vineyard Tours with Jennifer Waters:      

JENNIFER’S CELL NUMBER: 217-827-0633

*WHAT TO WEAR: No sleeveless shirts, shorts or open-toed shoes for the Robinson Fresh Tour.

1:00 p.m. Meet at Alto Vineyards with Winemaker, Meghann
     Location: 8515 Hwy 127, Alto Pass, IL

2:00 p.m. Travel to Flamm Orchards 
     Location: 8760 Old Hwy 51 North, Cobden, IL

2:15 p.m. Meet at Flamm Orchards with Austin

3:15 p.m. Travel to Robinson Fresh
     Location: 7945 Old Hwy 51 North, Cobden, IL
     Parking: Park in Employee Parking Near the Large Green Awning.
     Meet at the picnic tables under the green awning. 

3:30 p.m. Meet with Clay Mitchell at Robinson Fresh

4:30 p.m. Tour Concludes. 
     Optional Visit to Starview Vineyards (Cafe) with Diversity in Agriculture Group. They are open 
     until 6:00 p.m.
     Location: 5100 Wing Hill Road, Cobden, IL

 

A Little Bit of Everything Tour with Casey Bolin:      

CASEY BOLIN’S CELL NUMBER: 618-780-0230

Masks Required for Kitchen Tour at the Chocolate Factory

1:00 p.m. Meet at Tanglefoot Ranch with Grover Webb
     Location: 55 E Bull Pen Rd, Simpson, IL 62985
     Parking Available at the Farm Shop

2:30 p.m. Travel to Chocolate Factory
     Location: 990 IL-146, Golconda, IL 62938

2:45 p.m. Tour the Chocolate Factory with Angela

3:30 p.m. Travel to Hogg Hallow Winery
     Location: 48 E Glendale Rd, Golconda, IL 62938

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Hogg Hallow Winery Tour with Steve

4:30 p.m. Tour Concludes. 


How to Register      
Teachers should login on www.ilaged.org and visit their Dashboard. 
Select PD Registration from the list (lightbulb icon) and then select the tour you would like to attend. Remember to only select one tour and that these will be held on Monday, June 14th prior to the IAVAT Conference. 

   
 
 
     
     
 
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