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July 2019

Livingston County Fair

July 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Local county fair with agricultural and other exhibits. This would be part of a display by the Livingston County SWCD to show the effects of erosion and ways to combat it.

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Making Dollars and Sense of Cover Crops

July 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Paul & Lisa Meyer Farm, 18718 Ellwood Road
Breese, 62239
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Free

Join us to learn about the economics, logistics, and profits of cover crop usage. The day will include cover crop success stories, phosphorus rate and manure application rate research by SIU-C, farm producer panel, and attendance prizes including 40-acres of soil testing ($350 value) and cover crop seed ($350 value). Advance registration (to Clinton County Farm Bureau) appreciated by July 22nd.

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August 2019

Drainage Water Management Field Day

August 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Al Boyd’s farm, 7400 Dunbar Rd.
Argenta,
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Join members of ISAP for a public field day focused on Drainage Water Management in Macon County on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Featuring: Information from University of Illinois researchers on the effectiveness of DWM as a nutrient loss reduction practice, a panel discussion with IL landowners who have implemented DWM practices on their farms, a tour of on-site drainage water recycling pond, and a poster session featuring the latest research on DWM and other drainage practices.

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September 2019

Conservation Tour

September 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
U of I Extension Office, #1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, 62049
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Hop on the bus and see multiple farms utilizing soil health practices. Abigail Peterson (Soil Health Partnership) and David Kleinschmidt (Progressive Agronomy Consulting Services) will be presenting information, along with a farmer to farmer panel. Please call the Montgomery County SWCD by Sept 20 to reserve your spot! The bus will depart from the U of I Extension office in Hillsboro at 9am, please arrive by 8:30am to register.

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August 2020

Alphabet Soup: Conservation Lease Conversation

August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This free, online event expands on the "Conservation and Farmland Leasing" webinar hosted by the Illinois Soybean Association that features Dr. Gary Schnitkey and a discussion on the conservation lease addenda available for Illinois farmers and landowners. Alphabet Soup delves deeper into landowner and farmer perspectives, including Q & A with a Champaign County farmer and his landowner.  Join us! Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:00PM to 1:00PM Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/Soup0820 All professionals working in agriculture and conservation are invited and encouraged to…

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Cover Crop Basics Field Day

August 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Benoit Aerial Seeding Inc, 4250 E Exline Club Road
Kanakee, IL 60901 United States
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Free
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Clark Farm Tour (virtual)

August 28, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Time & Location Aug 28, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Clark Farms, 563 South US-41, Williamsport, IN 47993, USA About the Event NOTE: IN-PERSON TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. DUE TO COVID-19, NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE ATTENDANCE CAP. VIRTUAL TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. The Big Pine Creek Watershed Project in partnership with Clark Farms will be highlighting successful regenerative agriculture systems via national leaders in conservation. This event will highlight economic advantages and platforms behind these practices while incorporating…

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September 2020

P-Workshop: Managing Phosphorus in Conservation Cropping Systems

September 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Free

P-Workshop: Managing Phosphorus in Conservation Cropping Systems Join the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership, American Farmland Trust, and the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed Partnership for an informative webinar focused on managing phosphorus in conservation cropping systems. Presentations will highlight current research and management tips for farmers and their advisors on best management practices that reduce non-point source phosphorus loading. • Dr. Heidi M. Peterson is Vice President of Agricultural Research and Conservation at the Sand County Foundation where she leads the…

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Soil Session: Yield Data Collection

September 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

About our Webinar Series The Soil Health Partnership Soil Sessions webinar series provides in-depth and visual updates on our various programs and research findings. Soil Sessions cover a range of topics such as our evolving data insights, how SHP manages and integrates data, our connection to and work with our partners, as well as providing technical information on topics like cover crops, scouting and grazing. The hour-long webinars are typically held on the last Tuesday of every other month. Scroll down this…

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November 2020

NLRS Partnership Workshop

November 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Free

Join the NLRS Partnership on Friday, November 6th as we celebrate five years of NLRS - virtually. Our annual workshop will be on Zoom this year. When: Nov 6, 2020 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Cost: FREE Register in advance for this meeting: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlcO-hrz8pHtQJNxpJ_BYkqgAzt4obOogs After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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