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Thursday
Jun 13
June 13, 2024 @ 8:00 am - June 14, 2024 @ 5:00 pm CDT

LICA Water Management Forum

St. Joseph’s College

Water management professionals will unite at the LICA Water Management Forum—an exclusive platform bringing together contractors, farmers, government officials, the education community, and other industry leaders in water management solutions. The two-day event will overflow with opportunities for education, demonstration, networking, sponsorship, and exhibition. The LICA Water Management Forum will take place at the historic St. Joseph’s College, centrally located …

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Thursday
Jun 13
June 13, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm CDT

Spring Soil Health Field Day

This field day, presented by the Warren & McDonough SWCDs will present information on cost shares, host guest speakers, and more (agenda items provided when you RSVP). Morning session at Spoon River Center – Conference Room C, 2500 E Jackson, Macomb. Afternoon session at Midwest Grass and Forage, 1300 E. University Drive, Macomb. Lunch is provided. Register: by June 6 …

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Thursday
Jun 13
June 13, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Agroforestry Office Hours | The Agroforestry Series

Virtual

Join Savanna Institute, Delta Institute, and Nathan Aaberg of The Land Connection for the last installment of The Agroforestry Series! This capstone webinar will feature successes from three years of work in Illinois and Wisconsin focused on agroforestry outreach, a live Q+A to answer any lingering questions about agroforestry basics, programs, incentives, and support, and information on how to find …

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Thursday
Jun 13
June 13, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Soil health, Fungi, and the Soil Food Web

Mycologist, Dr. Adam Cobb and Soil Biology Pioneer, Dr. Elaine Ingham will be exploring how soil fungi cooperate with plants and other microorganisms in the soil food web; together they support multiple beneficial outcomes in agricultural and natural ecosystems. For example, fungi play key roles in the aggregation of soil, accumulation of carbon, and supply of nutrients to partner plants and …

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Thursday
Jun 20
June 20, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Fungicides: To Spray Or Not to Spray?

Rend Lake College

Participate in live field demonstrations to compare soil systems, drone remote sensing technology for crop scouting, learn about fungicide efficacy, and more. Lunch will be provided. CCA credits will be offered. Speakers: John Pike, Independent Research Agronomist and Consultant Dr. Boris Camiletti, University of Illinois Extension Plant Pathologist Dr. Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologist Abigail Peterson, CCA, …

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Thursday
Jun 20
June 20, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Applying Permaculture and Agroecological Principles

In this webinar we’ll be looking at some Case Studies of very different projects that have a common thread – Soil Health. Permaculture Designer Delvin Solkinson will be presenting a community gardening project demonstrating the application of permaculture principles on a small scale. Farmer Cory Miller will be presenting the work he’s been doing to transition over 3,000 acres in …

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Tuesday
Jun 25
June 25, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT

Cultivating Conversations: A Panel Discussion and Communication Training for Edge-of-Field Farmers

Knox County Extension Office

Join University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership for “Cultivating Conversations: A Panel Discussion and Communications Training for Edge-of-Field Farmers” on Tuesday, June 25 from 9am – 2:30pm in Galesburg, IL. Four Illinois farmers will share why they decided to implement edge-of-field practices on their land, what benefits they are seeing on their farms, and the role …

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Wednesday
Jun 26
June 26, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

Drainage Workshop Series

Highland Community College

Focusing on water quality practices in 3 areas of the state this summer for landowners, tenants, and contractors. The single-day workshop will provide information about the history and progress of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, the benefits of edge-of-field practices, and how to identify suitable sites for installation, cost share opportunities, and wetland jurisdictional and determination information. Producers and …

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Wednesday
Jun 26
June 26, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Meet the Soil Regen Pros

Meet some of our Soil-Heroes. Agroecologist and Educator, Nicole Masters, has been helping farmers transition to Regenerative Ag over the last 20 years. Soil Food Web School founder, Dr. Elaine Ingham, pioneered research into the soil microbiome and how to restore it, resulting in abundant and resilient ecosystems. Meet Soil Food Web Professionals, like Brian Vagg, who has been working …

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Monday
Jul 08
July 8, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - July 10, 2024 @ 6:00 pm CDT

2024 Solar Farm Summit

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

Dig into all things agrivoltaics at the 2nd annual Solar Farm Summit landing once again next to O‛Hare International Airport in the heart of North America‛s heartland for 3 difference-making days of instructive, illuminating and inspiring dual-use development programming July 8-10, 2024! Discover the enormous potential of a new kind of double harvesting that is pairing solar power and agriculture …

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