Annual Conservation Cropping Seminar

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[December 30, 2022]     Attention Illinois Farmers! The annual Conservation Cropping Seminar will be taking place January 18, 2023 with both virtual and in-person options.

The event will be held from 9:00am-3:00pm with the in-person attendees meeting at the Illinois Department of Ag Building in Springfield, IL. The in-person event registration is only $25 (lunch included) and the virtual access is only $15. This event will count for 4.5 soil & water CCA CEUs and 1.0 nutrient management CCA CEU.

This event is an excellent way to learn more on how to improve soil health, cover crops, adopt new technologies, improve root health, manage nutrients, and hear the latest on agronomic research. There will be a question & answer session with an Illinois farmer panel, as well as helpful resources to access.

Topics & speakers for this year include:

Corn Yield Gap Reduction Strategies for Cover Crop Systems
Shalamar Armstrong-Purdue University

Making Money with Soil Health  Mitchell Hora-Continuum Ag

Using Stewardship Practices in Indiana to Improve On-Farm Sustainability
Besty Bower, Agronomist-Ceres Solutions Cooperative

Roots of Climate Mitigation
Philip Benfey-High Fidelity Technologies

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Climate-Smart Agriculture in Cropping Systems: Initiatives for Practices and Systems
Michael Woods, Manager-Division of Natural Resources, Illinois Department of Agriculture

Farmer panel speakers include:
Lee Curby (Sangamon County),
Andrea Hazzard (Winnebago County), Monte Botton (Henry County)

This event is organized and made possible with involvement and support of Illinois Department of Agriculture, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, American Farmland Trust, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership, and local Soil & Water Conservation Districts. Look for newspaper stories, ads, tweets, Facebook posts and other reminders!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the experts and network with other conservation-minded attendees. Register by January 11, 2023 at www.ccswcd.
com  to learn more and reserve your spot. In-person spots are limited so sign-up today!

[Illinois / FPAC] 


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