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.
Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam Warmer weather is finally here and many farmers begin to get their planter ready to kick off another growing season. While...More
Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres Many farmers want to implement conservation practices, but they need opportunities to help manage risk. The Fall...More
Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Scientist Hosts Climate Change Webinar An hour-long presentation held virtually showed audience members the climate patterns taking place not only in the Midwest but...More
ISA and IL Corn Invest in Conservation via the PCM Program The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) have teamed up to research on-farm conservation...More
Mississippi River Watershed Receives a Grade of C- America's Watershed Initiative (AWI) has released its second Mississippi River Watershed Report Card, resulting in a grade of C- for the...More
Audio Update Get to know Clay Bess, Lead Precision Conservation Management Specialist and hear about PCM's newest award. Listen HereMore
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...More
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,...More
Precision Conservation Management Program Receives USDA RCPP Renewal Precision Conservation Management, the premiere conservation program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, received a...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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!...More