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Alphabet Soup Convenes Ag Professionals to Analyze Cognitive Biases

During ISAP's first convening of Alphabet Soup in 2022, over 60 conservation professionals, farmers, government agents, researchers, and industry representatives came together to talk about how behavioral science impacts their work in advancing conservation. Using eight cognitive biases that were identified in the Sand County Foundation report, “Making Conservation Conventional,” attendees participated in an interactive, task-oriented workshop which created opportunities...

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...

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy – NEW EPISODE

Tune in to Episode 46 of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Podcast – “What You Need To Know About Carbon Markets.” The episode explores carbon markets, how to find out information about them, and how to take advantage of these programs on your farm. Jack McCormack, a Randolph County producer who is participating in carbon markets shares his insights. Jean Brokish,...

SMART Wetlands

SMART Wetlands Author: Jean McGuire, Field Outreach Specialist | The Wetlands Inititative What happens when soil, clay, plants, and water are combined using human engineering? Could this combination create smart outcomes for the landscape? Usually, there are concerns when several thousand cubic yards of soil are moved on Illinois croplands. However, in this case, it was done by design to...

ISAP’s New Soil Health Specialist

ISAP has some exciting news to share! Our awesome partners, IL Corn and TNC, were able to work together to implement an Illinois-dedicated Soil Health Specialist! Jim Isermann will be ISAP's new Soil Health Specialist covering Illinois through December 2021. Jim most recently was a Field Manager for the Soil Health Partnership across Illinois. He graduated from the University of...

SAVE THE DATE | PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP | 9.3.2020

SAVE THE DATE | PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP | 9.3.2020 American Farmland Trust, the Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership, and the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed Partnership invite you to join us for an informative webinar focused on managing phosphorus in conservation cropping systems Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM. Presentations will highlight current research and management tips for farmers and their advisors on...