Grow Your Network

National Wildlife Federation: Conservation Champions Network

National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Champions program – formerly Cover Crop Champions – offers grants up to $15,000 for farmers and outreach partners to learn and develop creative outreach strategies that target new farmer audiences and increase the rate of soil health practice adoption in the Midwest.

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Illinois Soil Water Conservation District Directory

Soil and Water Conservation Districts work to protect Illinois’ fertile soils and water resources through strategic conservation efforts. Use this directory to find contact information for your local SWCD office.

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Illinois Natural Resources Conservation Service Local Contact

The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides resources to farmers and landowners to aid them with conservation. Use this map to find contact information for your local NRCS agent.

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Practical Farmers of Iowa

Practical Farmers of Iowa’s mission is to equip farmers to build resilient farms and communities. In all our gathering spaces, we strive for an environment where everyone – farmers of all types and philosophies, members, employees, volunteers, partners and guests – feels valued, heard, represented and respected.

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Conservation Drainage Network

The Conservation Drainage Network is a national partnership with the goal of improving drainage practices to meet future demands of crop production while reducing adverse environmental impacts of drainage.

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Illinois On-Farm Cover Crop Network (ICCON)

Engaging with presentations by experts, researchers, and industry leaders, our ICCON calls provide an opportunity for sharing knowledge and networking with a strong community of cover crop enthusiasts.

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