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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...

Illinois Cohort Adopts Planning Framework to Expand Conservation

Illinois Cohort Adopts Planning Framework to Expand Conservation Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership convenes cohort of Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework users to advance conservation principles while supporting healthy soils, clean water, and profitable farms. By: Adrienne Marino, Water Quality Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy   Using ACPF Tools to Meet Water Quality Goals In our work to build soil health and...

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,...

Bring ISAP’s Rainfall Simulator to Your Next Field Day!

Bring ISAP’s Rainfall Simulator to Your Next Field Day!   By: Pete Fandel | Professor, Agriculture | Illinois Central College Spring time is here again! The days are growing longer, flowers are beginning to bloom, and planning for summer field days is in full swing. Don’t miss your chance to make a splash at your upcoming event with ISAP’s Rainfall...