Lindsay Mitchell

Sep 12, 2014  |  Today's News

Soil Health Partnership field days resume their schedule of presentations and demonstrations on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Corn farmers David, Joe and Chase Brown will host area farmers, soil health experts and neighbors on their farm near Decatur, Illinois.

The day’s agenda topics will include the benefits of soil health and advanced nutrient management, cover crop integration in corn systems, and new equipment for seeding cover crops. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT, regardless of weather conditions.

Registration will occur on-site and a continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served to participants. The field day location is at 3965 Strawn Rd., on the northwest side of Decatur, Illinois. 

Caroline Wade, Nutrient Watershed Manager with IL Corn, will share IL Corn’s activity in the soil health area and answer questions from farmer members.  IL Corn continues to aggressively pursue voluntary environmental preservation techniques for farmers that enhance profitability and leave farms in better condition for future generations.

Additional field days continue to be added to the schedule. For the most current listing of Soil Health Partnership field days and locations, visit or email

The mission of the Soil Health Partnership is to catalyze enhanced agricultural sustainability and productivity by demonstrating and communicating the economic and environmental benefits of improved soil health. For more information, visit or email