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Conservation Corner

2018 Conservation Cropping Seminars Upcoming

Wed, December 20, 2017

The 5th year of doing this seminars is coming up,  reserve your seat for only $20.


Managing your inputs for healthy soils…


Soil Health
Cover Crops
1-Day Seminars

It is our fifth year talking to & learning from innovative farmers who successfully use stewardship as part of a sustainable operation. In addition to becoming local innovators & leaders, these growers will tell you how to do it right and how to make a profit as well.


The time is now to add conservation to the conversation with your landowner or tenant. What can you do to improve soil health, restore water quality? Join us to learn more!


REGISTER ONLINE and reserve your seat at one of these events. Visit www.ccswcd.com and pay a $20 registration fee by check or credit card.  Lunch included!

(CCA - 5.0 SWM CEUs applied for - watch registration websites for updates*)

January 23, 2018   Kankakee, IL

January 24, 2018 Olney, IL

January 25, 2018 Peoria IL


Conservation Cropping Seminars Coordinated by:

Local Soil & Water Conservation Districts
Illinois Department of Agriculture
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Illinois Stewardship Alliance
American Farmland Trust
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Select the location closest to you.  For more information visitccswcd.com and click on seminar link or make contact as indicated with sessions.

January 23rd Kankakee IL

• Schedule: Sessions/Speakers run 8:40am–12; Lunch 12-1pm; More Sessions/Speakers from 1–3pm; Meet-N-Greet 3pm–4pm

• Welcome: Jeff O’Connor, Kankakee SWCD
• IL Tillage Survey & Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Update—Warren Goetsch, IL Dept of Ag
• Farmer Panel Discussion—Steve Groff, PA; Jim Iff, Livingston Co.; Rick Johnson Will Co.; & farmer from DeKalb Co.
• “Nutrient Efficiencies - IL NREC Results”—Dan Schaefer, IL Fertilizer & Chemical Assn. & Lowell Gentry, U of I Researcher
• “Cover Crops A to Z,”—Steve Groff, “Cover Crop Coaching,” Pennsylvania
• “Economics of Soil Health,”—Nick Goeser, Nat’l Corn Growers Assn.
• “Nutrient Cycling with Covers,”—Dr. Shalamar Armstrong, Purdue University


Hilton Garden Inn 455 Riverstone Parkway Kankakee   Contact : Joe (815) 787 5480


January 24th Olney IL  

Schedule: Sessions/Speakers run 8:30am–12; Lunch 12-1pm; More Sessions/Speakers from 1pm–3:30; Meet-N-Greet 3:30–4pm


• Welcome: Gary Zwilling, NRCS District Conservationist Edwards-Lawrence-Richland-Wayne-Wabash Counties
• IL Tillage Survey & Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Update—Warren Goetsch, IL Dept of Ag
• “Cover Crops A to Z,”—Steve Groff, “Cover Crop Coaching,” Pennsylvania
• Resistance Weed Management—Aaron Hager, U of I Weed Scientist
• “Economics of Soil Health,”—Nick Goeser, Nat’l Corn Growers Assn.
• “Nutrient Efficiencies - IL NREC Results”—Dan Schaefer, IL Fertilizer & Chemical Assn. & Lowell Gentry, U of I Researcher
• Cover Crop Farmer Panel & Trouble Shooting Q & A w/ Steve Groff, Moderator


The Holiday 1300 S. West Street Olney IL 62450 Contact Elliot (217) 353-6603


January 25th Peoria IL

• Schedule: Sessions/Speakers run 8:40am–12; Lunch 12-1pm; More Sessions/Speakers from 1pm–3:10 pm; Meet-N-Greet 3:10–4:30pm
• Welcome: Josh Joseph, Resource Conservationist, Peoria Co. SWCD
• IL Tillage Survey & Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Update—Warren Goetsch, IL Dept of Ag
• “Economics of Soil Health,”—Nick Goeser, Nat’l Corn Growers Assn.
• “Cover Crops A to Z,”—Steve Groff, Pennsylvania Consultant
• “Nutrient Efficiencies - IL NREC Results”—Dan Schaefer, IL Fertilizer & Chemical Assn. & Lowell Gentry, U of I Researcher
• Farmer Panel Discussion

Holiday Inn Suites 7601 N. Orange Prairie RD Contact: Marty (309) 738-7227

Register online to reserve your spot at www.ccswcd.com, payable by check or credit card. 

 

 

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