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Risk Management Conference: Managing Weather and Resiliency on the Farm

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Broadway Ave.
Normal, IL 61761 United States
$15.00

Register Today, or fill out RMC Flyer and Registration Form! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Fill out RMC Sponsor Form to claim your spot today! Join the members of the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership for this state-wide Risk Management Conference on June 19th in Normal, Illinois. We’ll be bringing in farmers and their advisors to talk about soil health and water management from a risk management perspective through presentations, discussion panels, and interactive conversations about weather, production resiliency, economics, risk management, business drivers,…

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Farming in Balance: Bringing Back Wildlife to the Farm

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TDLEE FARMS, 1413N 900E Road
Melvin, IL United States
FREE

This field day will look at how cover crops can bring wildlife back to your farm and the benefits they provide. Click here to view the Farming in the Balance Flyer! Listen to Cassandra Wilcoxen talk on the upland birds utilizing cover crops in central Illinois. Also, come hear Kim Erndt talk on incorporating habitat and cover crops to bring in beneficial insects. RSVP: Ford County SWCD (217) 379-2372 ext. 3

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Strip Till Demo Day

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Decatur, IL, 940 N Glasgow Road
Decatur, IL 62521 United States
Free

Come join us for a morning session focused on the nuts and bolts of strip tilling, results from the Soil Health Partnership program, and experiences from a strip till user. Our main speaker Mark Hanna will be presenting “Getting the Most From Your Strip-Till Equipment”. Mark is a registered professional ag engineer working in tillage, planting, and other farm machinery topics after a career at Iowa State University.  Hanna will discuss adjustment and operation of strip tillage implements and effects on…

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Women for the Land Conservation Learning Circle Series

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Location TBD
Rooster Heaven, 12330 N 2900 E Road
Forrest, IL 61741 United States
FREE

Building soil health, improving water quality, and learning about leasing is a capital improvement for yourself and the land. It is an investment… in your land. Managing these three main topics can be one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve productivity, resiliency, and profitability while improving the environment. Join us for free series of learning circles to learn more! For more information and for general questions please contact Becky Taylor at 815-844-6127, ext. 3

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Vermilion Headwaters Field Day

July 26 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wilken Farms, 35395 E 1100 North Road
Chatsworth, IL 60921 United States
FREE

Join the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed, American Farmland Trust and the Soil Health Partnership for their summer meeting. Topics include Strip Till systems and Soybean Cyst Nematode research with Cover Crops. Click here to REGISTER TODAY! 3:30—Registration 4:00—Welcome and Watershed Overview 4:10—ILFB Nutrient Stewardship 4:20—Field tour 5:20— Nathan Kleczewski Ph.D.—SCN and Cover Crops, Research Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Field Crops Plant Pathology, University of Illinois 6:00—Strip-till Farmer Panel 6:30—Meal

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Women for the Land Conservation Learning Circle Building Soil Health – Naper Settlement

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster Street
Naperville, 60540
FREE

Building soil health is an investment in your land and America’s heartland. And much is changing about how we farm and conserve farmland. Join us for a conversation with other women who own farmland and with women agricultural and conservation professionals who will answer questions and share resources about these changes and their potential for your farmland. We are hosting three learning circles in the Chicago area: Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540 Sugar Creek Nature Preserve,…

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Women for the Land Conservation Learning Circle Building Soil Health – Sugar Creek Nature Preserve

August 14 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sugar Creek Nature Preserve, 17540 W Laraway Road
Joliet, IL 60433 United States
FREE

Building soil health is an investment in your land and America’s heartland. And much is changing about how we farm and conserve farmland. Join us for a conversation with other women who own farmland and with women agricultural and conservation professionals who will answer questions and share resources about these changes and their potential for your farmland. We are hosting three learning circles in the Chicago area: Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540 Sugar Creek Nature Preserve,…

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Women for the Land Conservation Learning Circle Building Soil Health – Ryerson Conservation Area

August 15 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Ryerson Conservation Area, 21950 North Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015 United States
FREE

Building soil health is an investment in your land and America’s heartland. And much is changing about how we farm and conserve farmland. Join us for a conversation with other women who own farmland and with women agricultural and conservation professionals who will answer questions and share resources about these changes and their potential for your farmland. We are hosting three learning circles in the Chicago area: Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540 Sugar Creek Nature Preserve,…

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Bioreactor Installation

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sefton Farm, 2267 Sefton Rd.
Dalton City, 61925
Free

Join us for an in-depth look at bioreactors, including the latest research and current design and construction considerations. A denitrifying bioreactor is a trench filled with woodchips that intercepts and treats tile flow before it enters a surface water body. The field day will take place at Sefton Farms, 7677 Sefton Road Dalton City, IL. This field day is in conjunction with the IL Sustainable Ag Partnership's advanced conservation drainage training. This 3-part series covers practices designed to capture nutrients…

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Midwest Cover Crop Council Conference 2019

February 21, 2019 - February 22, 2019
Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center, 3280 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702 United States

Please save the dates of February 20-21, 2019 for the MCCC Annual Meeting and Conference in Springfield, IL at the Northfield Inn, Suites, and Conference Center. February 20 will be our annual meeting with state reports and board of directors meeting, and February 21 will be our annual conference! Hope to see you there! Questions? Contact: Anna Morrow Program Manager, Midwest Cover Crops Council 317-392-6417  - annamorrow@purdue.edu

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