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Partner Spotlight: Illinois Corn

Our Partner Spotlight for the month of November is Illinois Corn! Illinois Corn is made up of two farmer-led organizations that serve corn farmers in Illinois: IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and IL Corn Marketing Board (ICMB). ICGA represents the interests of corn farmers in Illinois to create a future in which they can operate freely, responsibly, and successfully, while...

Fayette County Farmer, Adam Braun, Encourages Farmers to Network and Learn from Others

The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership has launched an interactive Conservation Story Map to showcase sustainable agriculture efforts across the state and tell the stories of farmers, service providers, conservation specialists, ongoing research, and demonstration sites that are successfully adopting, exploring, or promoting conservation cropping systems and conservation drainage management. Adam Braun on his farm in Fayette...

ISAP Launches Interactive Conservation Story Map

The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership is excited to announce the launch of an interactive Conservation Story Map to showcase sustainable agriculture efforts in Illinois and facilitate connections to support healthy soil, clean water, and profitable farms.  “There is an expansive network of farmers, retailers, and conservation professionals working to improve soil health and achieve Illinois’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy goals,” said...

Partner Spotlight: The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy Sheds Light on a Farm’s Climate Footprint The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Founded in the U.S. through grassroots action in 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has grown to become one of the most wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than...

Diverse Crop Rotation Reduces Nitrate Loss Through Tile Drainage on Illinois Farm

During the September call of the Illinois Cover Crop On-farm Network (ICCON), Mr. Lowell Gentry shared his research and insights on the impact of a more diverse crop rotation on tile nitrate levels. Lowell, an agronomist who recently retired from the University of Illinois, has conducted research over the past 30 years investigating nitrogen (N) cycling in agricultural systems. He...

ISAP Publishes Cover Crop Incentive Directory

The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership (ISAP) brings together diverse member organizations who work collaboratively to encourage the adoption of sustainable and profitable production practices that improve soil health and restore local waters. Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership (ISAP) is excited to announce the publication of the first Cover Crop Incentive Directory for Illinois. The directory aims to provide a clear comparison...