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Maximizing Camelina’s Potential as an Overwintering Cover Crop

The Illinois Cover Crop On-Farm Network (ICCON) continued their four-part winter series exploring new and emerging cover crops in January with a presentation on Camelina.  This month, Dr. Joel Gruver, Associate Professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Ag at Western Illinois University, joined ICCON’s monthly cover crop call to share his experience growing Camelina as a cover crop on WIU’s...

Partner Spotlight: Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition

ISAP’s Partner Spotlight for the month of January is the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition! ADMC is an industry-led organization working to enhance crop production and improve water quality outcomes by accelerating the adoption and implementation of conservation drainage practices. Based in the Midwest, ADMC is leading the advancement of water management practice adoption throughout the United States. ADMC led the...

Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership Files for Non-Profit Status

The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership (ISAP) brings together diverse member organizations who work collaboratively to encourage the adoption of sustainable and profitable production practices that improve soil health and restore local waters. Bloomington, Ill. – On January 3, 2023, the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership filed for non-profit status with the state of Illinois. The Partnership, which is made up of 15...

ISAP’s Advanced Soil Health Training #2 Focuses on Nutrient Management Considerations

On Wednesday, November 16th a group of professionals from various retailer and ag education backgrounds gathered for the second session of ISAP’s Advanced Soil Health Training at the Piatt County Extension Office in Monticello, IL. As a pre work assignment to the in-person training, the trainees joined a virtual discussion focused on the basics of the Nitrogen Cycle, from the...

Illinois Researchers Develop CoverCress to Meet Sustainable Aviation Fuel Goals

The Illinois Cover Crop On-Farm Network (ICCON) continued their four-part winter series exploring new and emerging cover crops in December. ICCON was joined by Dr. Win Phippen, Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Western Illinois University (WIU), who gave an overview of how the engineered CoverCress plant can be integrated into a corn – soybean system. In 2019, researchers at...

Macoupin County Service Provider, Bryan Fairfull, Committed to Farmer Success

The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership has launched an interactive Conservation Story Map to showcase sustainable agriculture efforts across the state and tell the stories of farmers, service providers, conservation specialists, ongoing research, and demonstration sites that are successfully adopting, exploring, or promoting conservation cropping systems and conservation drainage management. The Conservation Story Map features a directory of Service Providers across...