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2019 Illinois Seminars Planned - Our Sixth Year Sharing Knowledge to Improve Illinois Soil Health!

Paige Buck, State Public Affairs Specialist
(217) 353.6606


2019 Conservation Cropping SeminarsMarch 29, 2018 – (CHAMPAIGN, IL) – Using cover crops and improving soil health are hot topics in 2018 and they still will be in 2019. So start making plans now to be part of the 2019 Conservation Cropping Seminar events. Three new events are planned for January 2019, offering information and access to valuable information for farmers ready to make important and profitable changes on their ground. According to State Conservationist Ivan Dozier, “These conservation partners organized great discussions at last summer’s Farm Progress Show and seminars in 2018. They have a special speaker for January 2019. You don’t want to miss these.” Consider attending any of these seminars—January 22nd in Princeton, January 23rd in Springfield, and January 24th in O’Fallon, Illinois. To register, visit and click on the block about the seminars.

The keynote speaker for the 2019 event is David Montgomery, author of “A Growing Revolution—Bringing Our Soil Back To Life.” Montgomery combines ancient wisdom and modern science for a powerful look at agriculture changes we face today. Each event will feature Montgomery, research, and farmer panel discussions—that’s what previous years attendees have praised and want more of. Each day-long agenda includes great speakers and true testimonials from local innovators.

Each seminar costs only $20, payable by check or credit card, and it includes lunch. The 2019 events start early and end before 4 pm, with time to meet and visit speakers, sponsors, or chat with others in an informal networking atmosphere. Illinois farmers are growing more interested in taking steps to increase conservation on their land. The tips, techniques, and research shared at these events will help farmers find ways to reduce nutrient losses and improve water quality.

January 22, 2019
Wise Guys
2205 North Main St.,Princeton, IL
Contact: Joe (815) 787-5480

January 23, 2019
The Crowne Plaza
3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield, IL
Contact: Marty (309) 738-7227

January 24, 2019
Regency Hotel
400 Regency Park, O’Fallon, IL
Contact: Gary (618) 476-7230

These events offer producers an opportunity to gather facts and make decisions that fit their own operation. To learn more and to register, visit the Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District website Local businesses and organizations can exhibit, serve as sponsors, and reach local and new clients. See website for details. Primary sponsors and organizers include Illinois Department of Agriculture, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, American Farmland Trust, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts.


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