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.

Water Testing Survey Now Available

Dan Obert

June 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Water Testing Survey Now Available   ICGA members who received special water testing strips in the mail this past spring should consider taking a brief moment to give their thoughts on the...

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Conservation Corner: Cover Crop Edition

Megan Dwyer

June 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Conservation Corner: Cover Crop Edition   Corn farmers have a lot of opportunities to gain expertise and minimize financial risk when they try cover crops in 2021.   Farmers that planted a...

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Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations

Lindsay Mitchell

June 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations   Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a farmer service program led by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and...

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