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.
Last week, the Lamoreux family was named the Illinois Beef Association Environmental Steward of the Year! The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is so proud of our Director for his commitment to...More
The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy calls for a 45% reduction in nitrogen loss from our fields by 2045, with an interim goal of 25% reduced loss in nitrogen by 2025. If it makes sense on...More
Looking for the latest on the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy? Take a listen to this podcast produced by University of Illinois Extension Media Communications Specialist Todd Gleason...More
Farmers all over Illinois have the opportunity to understand the practices that improve soil health and benefit their family farms at Soil Health Partnership field days that will be held all over...More