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.

 

In 2016, the Illinois Corn Growers Association launched a farmer service program, Precision Conservation Management (PCM), in response to the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy.  Today PCM is funded still by ICGA and other organizations.
 

PCM works with farmers to help them understand the costs & benefits of adopting new conservation practices. They provide one-on-one support to qualifying farmers to help them understand the costs & benefits of adopting new conservation practices.

They provide FREE access to the Farmer Portal to any farmer who wants to contribute their farm data, and access recommendations based on other farmer participant’s aggregated, anonymized data. Learn More about PCM here.

FARMERS CAN LEARN HOW CONSERVATION PRACTICES IMPROVE SOIL HEALTH AND PROFITABILITY

Lindsay Mitchell

June 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Conservation

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...

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WATER TESTING IS EVEN EASIER THAN BEFORE!

June 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Among the updates to the www.ilcorn.org website is a new water quality page that makes testing the tile, ditch or creek water on your farm even easier than before!   Located at the shortcut,...

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IL CORN MEMBER TALKS COVER CROPS WITH U.S. EPA

June 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Heather Hampton+Knodle, American Agri-Women Vice President of Resolutions and Vital Issues, was recently featured in a YouTube video posted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the...

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