FIELD DAYS TEACH ILLINOIS FARMERS ABOUT CONSERVATION AND SOIL HEALTH

Lindsay Mitchell

Nov, 07, 2014  |  Today's News

The Soil Health Partnership will hold three free field days during November, showcasing how healthy soils sustain higher yields. Topics of discussion will include Illinois Corn Growers Association research and programs of interest to each field day location, updates on local conservation programs, the benefits of soil health and advanced nutrient management, cover crop integration in corn systems, and new equipment for seeding cover crops.

On November 14, Corn farmers Mike Trainor and Terry Bachtold will host area growers, soil health experts and neighbors at the Rooster Heaven Hunt Club, 12330 North 2900 East Road in Forrest, Illinois from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

In Auburn, Illinois on November 17, Tim Seifert and Dave Moose will host a field day that begins at 9:00 a.m. on the Seifert farm, 6600 Auburn Road and continue until 1:45 p.m. at Dave Moose’s farm, 14650 Bab Road.

Leon and Craig Corzine will host a field day on November 18th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Hall, 201 Saint Peter Street in Assumption, Illinois from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration will occur on-site beginning at 8:30 a.m., and a continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served to participants.

For the most current listing of Soil Health Partnership field days and locations, visit soilhealthpartnership.org or email soilhealth@ncga.com.

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 soilhealthpartnership.org or email soilhealth@ncga.com.