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Strip-Till/No-Till Conservation Field Day with LIVE FIELD DEMOS

July 15 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richland Community College, Shilling Center, 1 College Park
Decatur, Illinois 62521 United States
Free

Registration opens at 7:00 a.m with a chance to ask the experts and peruse the vendor booths. Program begins at 8:30 a.m. with speaker Rick Clark. Rick is a 5th generation farmer from Williamsport, IN. The main goal on the farm is to build soil health and achieve balance with Mother Nature. Rick has developed and constantly improving a systematic approach to regenerative farming. The farm strives to be a low cost input producer, while maintaining an increase in yield…

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Cover Crops for Soil Health and Insect Life

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Basic Illinois Location (Online), ONLINE
Decatur, Illinois
Free

Mike Bredeson of the Ecdysis Foundation will share how using cover crops to increase plant diversity within cropland, particularly corn, results in a completely changed and much more diverse insect community. The paraphrase is true - if you plant them (cover crops), insects will come. You will also learn how you must consider the impact of neonicitinoid insecticides in your own regenerative farming system as they will make their way into beneficial insect communities from outside your land in a…

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Prairie Strips Benefit Pollinators and Farmers

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Basic Illinois Location (Online), ONLINE
Decatur, Illinois
Free

Thanks in part to Iowa State University’s ten years of research, the USDA recently added the prairie strips practice to the Conservation Reserve Program. Three of Iowa State’s STRIPS (Science Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips) team members will share how this practice can improve the abundance, diversity and productivity of pollinators while providing other valuable benefits to the farmer and farmland owner. In addition to explaining new NRCS funding procedures for the practice, the team will also…

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SWCS – ISAP Presentation

July 26 - July 29
Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa

ISAP will be presenting at the SWCS conference this summer. Expanding Horizons: Where Conservation Meets Innovation 75th SWCS International Annual Conference July 26 - 29, 2020 Des Moines, Iowa This year’s conference theme, “Expanding Horizons: Where Conservation Meets Innovation,” evokes images of the expansive views of the region and the deep and varied soil horizons that make Iowa’s farmland some of the most productive in the world. This year’s theme also speaks to the broadening of individual perceptions and experiences…

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Cover Crop Specialist Call (Remote)

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Basic Illinois Location (Online), ONLINE
Decatur, Illinois
FREE

Join reoccurring, monthly conversations with cover crop specialists from across the state to discuss new research, troubleshoot field conditions, and keep current on programs. For call-in information please contact Jean Brokish at ilsustainableag@gmail.com

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Farmers Farming with Insects

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Basic Illinois Location (Online), ONLINE
Decatur, Illinois
Free

When it comes to insects, farming is often done from an “Us vs. Them” mentality. But emerging alternatives are agriculturally productive, creative, and friendly to insect life on which so much other life depends. Hear from two innovative row crop farmers – one from Iowa (Paul Mugge) and one from Montana (Anna Jones-Crabtree) - using life-friendly farming practices. You’ll learn about their practical lessons from their practices as well as the relationship between insect diversity and their profitability. And we’ll…

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Cover Crop Specialist Call (Remote)

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Basic Illinois Location (Online), ONLINE
Decatur, Illinois
FREE

Join reoccurring, monthly conversations with cover crop specialists from across the state to discuss new research, troubleshoot field conditions, and keep current on programs. For call-in information please contact Jean Brokish at ilsustainableag@gmail.com

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Cover Crop Specialist Call (Remote)

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Basic Illinois Location (Online), ONLINE
Decatur, Illinois
FREE

Join reoccurring, monthly conversations with cover crop specialists from across the state to discuss new research, troubleshoot field conditions, and keep current on programs. For call-in information please contact Jean Brokish at ilsustainableag@gmail.com

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Cover Crop Specialist Call (Remote)

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Basic Illinois Location (Online), ONLINE
Decatur, Illinois
FREE

Join reoccurring, monthly conversations with cover crop specialists from across the state to discuss new research, troubleshoot field conditions, and keep current on programs. For call-in information please contact Jean Brokish at ilsustainableag@gmail.com

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Cover Crop Specialist Call (Remote)

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Basic Illinois Location (Online), ONLINE
Decatur, Illinois
FREE

Join reoccurring, monthly conversations with cover crop specialists from across the state to discuss new research, troubleshoot field conditions, and keep current on programs. For call-in information please contact Jean Brokish at ilsustainableag@gmail.com

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