2021 Nutrient Stewardship Field Days

2021 Nutrient Field DayThe Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) continues to set environmental action as an organizational priority, following through by committing significant resources to do the job.

The IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant Program is one examples of how IFB and county Farm Bureaus (CFBs) partner with other organizations to create lasting impacts in nutrient stewardship. In 2021, IFB committed over $150,000 to the grant program, working with 28 counties on 21 projects throughout the state. Funding these projects allows agriculture to take an innovative approach to improving soil health and water quality. 

In 2021, IFB has continued to reach farmer members and other stakeholders across the state through “hybrid” Nutrient Stewardship Field Days. This hybrid approach includes hosting in-person field days that follow any regional COVID restrictions, as well as producing video coverage of each field day program. 

Nutrient Stewardship Field Days:

In 2021, 12 field days will be hosted through the grant program, including field days focused on cover crops, nitrogen strip field trial results, woodchip bioreactor research, and many other topics. A full list of field days and dates are provided below, including links to fliers that include addresses, RSVP information, and any other important details which will be added within a month before each event. As videos from each field day become available, you also will be able to click on the links below to learn more about each of these Nutrient Stewardship Field Days.

Jefferson & Franklin County Farm Bureaus

IDNR Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and Cover Crop Field DayView Details


Sangamon County
Farm Bureau

Lake Springfield
Watershed Efforts

View Details


Richland & Lawrence County Farm Bureaus

Embarras River Watershed Efforts and Cover Crop Field Day

View Details


Clinton County Farm Bureau

View April Cover Crop and Forage Plot Research Update


Field Day Tuesday, July 7

Macon County
Farm Bureau


Field Day Tuesday, June 22

*Download Event Flyer*


Fulton County
Farm Bureau


Field Day Monday, June 28 

*Download Event Flyer*

Coles County
Farm Bureau


Field Day Thursday, July 15

*Download Event Flyer*

Jo Daviess County
Farm Bureau


Field Day Friday, July 16




Marshall-Putnam County
Farm Bureau


Field Day Tuesday, July 6

*Download Event Flyer*

Wayne County
Farm Bureau


Field Day Monday, August 16




McHenry County
Farm Bureau


Field Day Tuesday, August 24



Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureau


Field Day Thursday, August 26



Please contact Raelynn Parmely, IFB environmental program manager, at rparmely@ilfb.org with any questions.