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 your 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.

Audio Update: Field to Market Collaboration of the Year with Clay Bess

Dan Obert

November 13th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Audio Update Get to know Clay Bess, Lead Precision Conservation Management Specialist and hear about PCM's newest award. Listen Here

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PCM Recognized for National Collaboration of the Year Award

Lindsay Mitchell

November 12th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM Recognized for National Collaboration fo the Year Award   Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a premiere conservation program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois...

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New Docuseries Video: Pig Farming Using the Three R's

October 8th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Conservation

New Docuseries Video: Pig Farming Using the Three R's Through the Illinois Farm Families (IFF) coalition, a new docuseries video has been released in the “Innovation Grows Here” series,...

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Precision Conservation Management Program Receives USDA RCPP Renewal

Lindsay Mitchell

October 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management Program Receives USDA RCPP Renewal Precision Conservation Management, the premiere conservation program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, received a...

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IL Farmers May Qualify for $5/Acre Crop Insurance Discount

Lindsay Mitchell

August 17th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

IL Farmers May Qualify for $5/Acre Crop Insurance Discount   Illinois farmers that plant cover crops may qualify for a $5 per acre discount on their 2021 crop insurance invoice when accepted...

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IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year

Lindsay Mitchell

July 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year For the third year in a row, the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture is partnering with the Illinois Corn Marketing...

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New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat

Lindsay Mitchell

July 1st, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat   Today, Illinois Farm Families (IFF) released a third video in their “Innovation Grows Here” series, highlighting how Illinois...

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U of I FarmDoc Team Releases Conservation Lease Addendum

June 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

U of I FarmDoc Team Releases Conservation Lease Addendum Many farmers and landowners are interested in incorporating various conservation practices on their farms but find conversations and...

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PCM and Clay Bess Honored for Exceptional Conservation Leadership

Lindsay Mitchell

June 25th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM and Clay Bess Honored for Exceptional Conservation Leadership   IL Corn is proud to announce Clay Bess has been recognized as part of Field to Market’s 2020 Trusted Adviser Spotlight Series!...

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IL Corn Donates over $600 to FFA Thanks to Farmer Water Testing Engagement

Lindsay Mitchell

June 17th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

IL Corn donated $635 to Illinois FFA chapters, a result of Illinois farmers testing water supplies on their farms for nitrates.   The program focused on raising awareness on Illinois farms of...

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Business Case for Conservation Challenges Conventional Thinking on Farm Management Practices

Lindsay Mitchell

June 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Illinois farmers should soon be receiving a copy of the 2020 Precision Conservation Management research summary, titled The Business Case for Conservation.  The publication attempts to help...

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IL Ag Coalition Submits Statewide Monarch Conservation Efforts

May 28th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

One year after the Illinois Monarch Project Agriculture Action Plan was unveiled on Earth Day, Illinois agriculture groups continue to highlight voluntary conservation efforts geared toward...

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NCERC, COVER CROPS, AND LIVESTOCK: IL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

As of May 24, around 1 am, the state of Illinois now has a budget that – although reported as creatively balanced – provides some wins for Illinois agriculture.    “Illinois agriculture showed...

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Farm Readiness During this Crisis

Megan Dwyer

April 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Farm Readiness Checklist We all know no one can learn the nuances of your farm quickly, like which tractor needs a shot of ether to get rolling regardless of temperature, but you can still have a...

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Act Now To Protect Atrazine

Lindsay Mitchell

February 5th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

The Illinois Corn Growers Association launched a call to action today, asking farmers to engage in a reregistration process that could cost them up to $30 per acre if they were to lose the right...

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SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP, IL CORN RECEIVE USDA CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANT

December 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a program of the National Corn Growers Association, and IL Corn are excited to announce a new project focusing on helping farmers understand and implement new...

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS FOR STICKING IT OUT IN A CHALLENGING YEAR

Ashley Deal

October 7th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Conservation

The 2019 crop season will not be soon forgotten but hopefully there is something positive worth remembering: It will be the first time that several thousand acres are being seeded in cover crops...

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PRECISION CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT SUMMARY RELEASED

Lindsay Mitchell

June 24th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Illinois corn farmers should now have a copy of The Business Case for Conservation, Cost-Benefit Analysis of Conservation Practices, which spell out the results of four years of on-farm research...

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HOUSTON, WE HAVE A SOLUTION

Lindsay Mitchell

June 5th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Conservation

ICGA and university researchers work together to address food security and agronomic efficiency issues.   The Illinois Corn Growers Association is taking a small step with potentially much...

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IL CORN ADDRESSES COALITION ON AGRICULTURAL GREENHOUSE GASES

Lindsay Mitchell

April 17th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Travis Deppe, Director of Precision Conservation Management for the Illinois Corn Growers Association, shared a message about the farm economy, market trends and how farmers are engaging in...

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