Jul, 09, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Throughout July and September, farmers all over Illinois can understand soil health practices that benefit their family farms at Soil Health Partnership field days.


This Thursday, July 12, from 9 am to 4 pm, Macon County farmers can learn about strip-till practices and witness live demos. The Decatur event is co-sponsored by Macon County Soil & Water Conservation District, Soil Health Partnership, Piatt County SWCD, and the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).


A morning session will include discussions from these strip-till experts and growers:

  • Mark Hannah, “Getting the Most From Your Strip-Till Equipment”
  • Abigail Peterson, Soil Health Partnership
  • Eric Miller, Strip-Till User

The morning session will conclude with a farmer-led panel to address questions and concerns from attendees.


Following lunch, farmers will witness first-hand demos of strip-till bars and cover crop application methods.


For more information, read the attached flyer. 


To RSVP, REGISTER here or contact:

Macon County SWCD
(217) 877-5670 ext 3


Not available for this event? Registration is open for the following events.  Be sure to mark your calendar and register today!


July 26: 8:30 AM-NOON

Lake Springfield Soil Health Field Day

Auburn, IL



July 26: 4 PM

Vermilion Headwaters Field Day

Chatsworth, IL



September 4: 9 AM - 1 PM

Kirk Kimble Water Quality Site

Cover Crop Plot Field

Toluca, IL



September 14: 1 PM - 3 PM

Greg Thoren Field Day

Stockton, IL



Find out more about each field day, or find out about opportunities to learn more in other states by clicking here.