You make your living from the land.
You have been raised in the country, you’ve worked with Mother Nature all your life, and you understand that if you want the same sort of life for your children, you must preserve and conserve what is in you care.
Best management practices are the techniques and methods farmers use to take the best care of the soil, water, air, plants, and animals around them. IL Corn wants to partner with you to help you understand the best science, the best techniques, the best opportunities to care for your natural resources.
We have programming that will help you test your water for nutrient levels, try out cover crops for the first time, and apply nitrogen in the most responsible way. Our programming in this area continues to grow! Please stay plugged in with us to keep learning and growing as a conservationist.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has undertaken a committed and purposed effort to alter mowing policies with the desired outcome being improved habitat for the Monarch butterfly, which...More
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) will host a field day this week on June 29 from 8:30 am – noon at the Kirk Kimble Farm in Sparland. The Kirk Kimble Farm is one of more than 100 farms in the SHP...More
The growing season has started and most corn farmers have already applied nitrogen. It is a very expensive plant food and, as is explained in this audio report, getting the rate right may mean...More
May is Monarch Month. May is also the perfect time to sow milkweed seeds or direct transplant a small plant. Now, before you shut down on the idea of purposely adding milkweed to your farm, hear...More
For most Illinois farmers, this week’s heavy rainfall will put a significant damper on corn planting, but it does offer a wonderful opportunity to test field water for nutrient runoff. Free,...More
Do you know that the Monarch Butterfly, the Illinois state insect, might be listed as an endangered species within two years? That’s right, in 1974 a third-grader from Decatur suggested that the...More