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.
Water quality and nutrient loss reduction continue to be priority issues for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (IL Corn). The recent release of Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy...More
Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a farmer service program led by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and...More
Presidential Notice of Farmers as Climate Change Solution Partners By Nancy Kavazanjian: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin When President Biden addressed Congress and the country last week, he did...More
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