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Edge-of-Field Roadmap

Roadmap seeks to accelerate adoption of edge of field conservation practices In early 2021, The Nature Conservancy, the Soil and Water Conservation Society, and Meridian Institute released Leading at the Edge: A Roadmap to Advance Edge of Field Practices in Agriculture, a new resource to build awareness, generate momentum, and catalyze adoption of conservation practices…
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The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Podcast – NEW EPISODE

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction podcast is produced by the University of Illinois Extension. Tune in to Episode 34, “Taking Flight with Cover Crops as Bird Habitat.” Think cover crops are for the birds? You would be correct! This episode features Dr. Michael Ward, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois; Rich Kirchenfaut, a farmer…
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Soil Health Basics for Technical Service Providers

We met with Dr. Stacy Zuber, USDA-NRCS State Soil Health Specialist, on March 15th to discuss details about the new national course for certification of Technical Service Providers to write Soil Health Management System Conservation Activity Plans (CP 116). This training will be hosted by the USDA-NRCS Soil Health Division through virtual delivery April 27-29th.…
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The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Podcast – NEW EPISODE

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction podcast is produced by the University of Illinois Extension. Tune in to Episode 33, “Are These Tools in Your Toolbox? Constructed Wetlands”. This episode features our very own ISAP Chair, Jill Kostel. She is also Senior Environmental Engineer at The Wetlands Initiative. Also featured in this episode is Maria Lemke,…
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