2021 Nutrient Stewardship Field Days
The 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.
Please contact Raelynn Parmely, IFB environmental program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.