If you’re attending the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting this Saturday thru Tuesday, please be sure to check the Micro Talk schedule for presentations by your IL Corn leaders and staff. A detailed list of the talks can be found by reading the entirety of this story.
Saturday, December 5
3:30 - 3:50 p.m. Your Corn Checkoff at Work
Jim Raben, Illinois Corn Marketing Board Chairman/Tom Mueller, ICMB Vice-Chairman
Hear about the top priorities of your corn checkoff dollars. At ICMB your profitability is our bottom line.
Sunday, December 6
3:30 - 3:50 p.m. A Water Quality Testing Show-n-Tell
Caroline Wade, Illinois Corn Nutrient Watershed Manager
Come see how simple it is to have your farm's water quality/nitrate level tested and receive ideas on how that information can help you meet the voluntary nutrient loss reduction strategy expectations.
Monday, December 7
10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Pumping More Ethanol to Build Corn Demand
Paul Jeschke, Illinois Corn Marketing Board Director
Paul Jeschke, a board member on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and National Corn Growers Association ethanol committee chairman, will briefly describe the many ethanol infrastructure efforts underway in Illinois and beyond.
10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Illinois Corn Growers Association Priorities
Jeff Jarboe, ICGA President
ICGA President Jeff Jarboe will give a "quick hits" style review of recent ICGA activities and priorities.
11:30 - 11:50 a.m. Practical Practices: What Makes Sense for Best Management Practices
Laura Gentry IL Corn Director Water Quality
Find out the many options that may make both economic and environmental sense on your farms to help you voluntarily meet the Nurtrient Loss Reduction Strategy expectations.
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