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PatternAg seeks cooperators to evaluate soil microbe populations across management systems

PatternAg seeks cooperators to evaluate soil microbe populations across management systems By: Megan Baskerville | Illinois Ag Program Director, The Nature Conservancy | ISAP Chair ISAP member, The Nature Conservancy, has invested in PatternAg and other emerging technologies to scale conservation adoption. Before the 2022 planting season kicks off, PatternAg, a soil microbiome analysis company, is seeking cooperators to join...

Long-term study shows constructed wetlands provide meaningful water quality and wildlife benefits on Central IL farm

Aerial view of the Franklin Research and Demonstration Farm. The three constructed wetland complexes are visible, along with other conservation practices used on the farm (woodland savanna, prairie restoration, floodplain wetlands, grassed waterways, and buffers). Photo by Tim Lindenbaum.   Long-term study shows constructed wetlands provide meaningful water quality and wildlife benefits on Central IL farm By: Adrienne Marino |...

Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership Welcomes the Illinois Certified Crop Advisers as Newest Member

The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership brings together diverse member organizations who are working collaboratively to encourage the adoption of sustainable and profitable production practices that improve soil health and restore local waters. DEKALB, Ill. – Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership (ISAP) is excited to welcome the Illinois Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) to the current 13-member partnership. The expanded membership advances ISAP’s capacity to...

Partner Spotlight: Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management Welcomes New Director Precision Conservation Management (PCM) has hired Greg Goodwin to serve as their new Director.  Goodwin will direct and oversee the PCM program, which includes overseeing daily operations, business development, grant reporting, and budget analysis. PCM is a free service created by farmers for farmers that combines precision technology and data management with farm business...

The Midwest Cover Crops Council Serves as Resource Hub for Professionals, Farmers, and Cover Crop Enthusiasts

The Midwest Cover Crops Council Serves as Resource Hub for Professionals, Farmers, and Cover Crop Enthusiasts By Helen VanBeck Last week, the Illinois Cover Crop On-Farm Network (ICCON) was joined by Anna Morrow, program manager with the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC). The MCCC facilitates the widespread adoption of cover crops across 12 midwestern states and the province of Ontario...

Partner Spotlight: ILICA

    The Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association (ILICA) is excited to invite you to attend the 2022 Illinois LICA Annual Convention & Members' Meeting to discover new and improved ways of doing business. With a full agenda including deep-diving education sessions, septic license CEU training, a trade show with 35+ vendors, evening entertainment, and hospitality opportunities galore, the 2022...