Tricia Braid

Dec 01, 2015  |  Today's News

If you’re attending the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting this Saturday thru Tuesday, please be sure to check the Micro Talk schedule for presentations by your IL Corn leaders and staff. A detailed list of the talks can be found by reading the entirety of this story.

Saturday, December 5

3:30 - 3:50 p.m. Your Corn Checkoff at Work

Jim Raben, Illinois Corn Marketing Board Chairman/Tom Mueller, ICMB Vice-Chairman

Hear about the top priorities of your corn checkoff dollars. At ICMB your profitability is our bottom line.

Sunday, December 6

3:30 - 3:50 p.m. A Water Quality Testing Show-n-Tell

Caroline Wade, Illinois Corn Nutrient Watershed Manager

Come see how simple it is to have your farm's water quality/nitrate level tested and receive ideas on how that information can help you meet the voluntary nutrient loss reduction strategy expectations.

Monday, December 7

10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Pumping More Ethanol to Build Corn Demand

Paul Jeschke, Illinois Corn Marketing Board Director

Paul Jeschke, a board member on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and National Corn Growers Association ethanol committee chairman, will briefly describe the many ethanol infrastructure efforts underway in Illinois and beyond.

10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Illinois Corn Growers Association Priorities

Jeff Jarboe, ICGA President

ICGA President Jeff Jarboe will give a "quick hits" style review of recent ICGA activities and priorities.

11:30 - 11:50 a.m. Practical Practices: What Makes Sense for Best Management Practices

Laura Gentry IL Corn Director Water Quality

Find out the many options that may make both economic and environmental sense on your farms to help you voluntarily meet the Nurtrient Loss Reduction Strategy expectations.