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.
MAKE THIS A YEAR TO ‘COVER SOME GROUND’
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NEW MANURE RATE CALCULATOR MAKES NATURAL FERTILIZER EASY
Corn farmers interested in offsetting their use of commercial fertilizers with manure provided by local hog farmers will benefit from a new app created by the Illinois Pork Producers...More
SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHES VIRTUAL REALITY VIDEO
A new virtual reality video is telling the soil health story from every angle. The video was unveiled at the Commodity Classic to trade show visitors. As interest grows in soil health and its...More