2014 Illinois Seminars Planned
For Immediate Release: November 20th, 2014
Conservation Cropping Seminars Offer Ideas To Learn, To Share, To Take Back to the Farm
(CHAMPAIGN, IL) -- If you’ve got twenty bucks, a little time this winter, and a growing desire to learn new ways to improve productivity on your farm, this may be just what you need. Local agricultural producers and resource experts will share information and insights on soil health improvements, cover crop success, and wise nutrient management. Consider attending any of the unique seminars planned at three Illinois locations—January 28th in Mendota, February 27th in Mt. Vernon, and March 13th in Normal. To register, visit www.ccswcd.com and click on the Seminars logo to access the website.
The fee to attend is $20, payable by check or credit card. The new Conservation Cropping Seminars are an outgrowth of popular Tillage Seminars attended by producers, Ag industry representatives, certified crop advisors, and others. Seminars run from around 8 am and end at 3 pm, with time to meet and visit speakers, sponsors, and attendees.
“Our department is pleased to work with conservation partners to bring this series of seminars to three locations across the state," Agriculture Director Bob Flider said. "I encourage producers to join other farmers and agribusiness professionals in attending one of these meetings to learn more about adopting conservation systems on their own farms."
January 28, 2014 – Civic Center -- 1901 Tom Merwin Dr. Mendota, IL – Contact: Marty McManus (309) 738-7227
February 27, 2014 –Holiday Inn Conv. Ctr-- 222 Potomac Blvd. Mt. Vernon, IL – Contact: Gary Albers (618) 476-7230
March 13, 2014 –Heartland Community College -- 1500 W Raab Rd. Normal, IL -- Contact: Joe Bybee (815)787-5480
To register and see detailed Seminar agendas, discussion topics, and speakers, visit the Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District website www.ccswcd.com and click on the seminar logo. Seminar coordinators encourage local businesses and organizations to exhibit, serve as sponsors, and reach local and new clients. See website for details. The American Farmland Trust, Illinois Department of Agriculture, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, and many state and local partners organize all Conservation Cropping Seminars.