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Partner Spotlight: Midwest Dairy

June is Dairy Month! What a perfect time to introduce Midwest Dairy as June’s Partner Spotlight. Midwest Dairy is the newest member of the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership and represents over 400 dairy farms across the state of Illinois, 94% of which are family owned and operated. As a new member of ISAP, Midwest Dairy plans to connect Illinois dairy farmers...

Farmers Grow Rye to Advance Regenerative Agriculture and Support Kentucky Bourbon

When people think of Kentucky, many things may come to mind: horse racing and fancy hats, large buckets of fried chicken, or even Kentucky bourbon!   Kentucky has a long and rich history of bourbon production, giving the state its claim to fame as the world’s bourbon capital. Bourbon is an agricultural product at its core, relying on high quality...

Partner Spotlight: The Wetlands Initiative

In honor of American Wetlands Month, ISAP is excited to introduce The Wetlands Initiative (TWI) as May’s Partner Spotlight. The Wetlands Initiative is a founding member of the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership and has been a leader in wetland restoration for over 25 years.   In addition to their ecosystem restoration work, TWI has become a national leader in the...

ISAP To Host 2022 Risk Management Webinar Series Busting Common Conservation Myths

ISAP’s mission is to create a network to support a systems approach to improve Illinois soil health and reduce nutrient loss. Springfield, Ill. – The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership (ISAP) will be holding a free 3-part webinar series debunking popular myths that keep some farmers from adopting soil health and conservation drainage practices. The series will look beyond the environmental...

Partner Spotlight: University of Illinois Extension

Partner Spotlight: University of Illinois Extension University of Illinois Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As part of the Land Grant system, the University of Illinois was established to provide educational opportunities and pioneer research while putting learning and discovery into practice. UI Extension is the university’s statewide network of educators, faculty experts,...

Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council Opens 2023 RFP

Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council Opens 2023 RFP   By: Shani Golovay | NREC Research Manager We are pleased to announce the solicitation of projects for the crop year 2023 for the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC).  NREC’s priority is funding projects that advance the science of products and practices that increase the efficiency of nitrogen and...