Throughout July and September, farmers all over Illinois can understand soil health practices that benefit their family farms at Soil Health Partnership field days.
This Thursday, July 12, from 9 am to 4 pm, Macon County farmers can learn about strip-till practices and witness live demos. The Decatur event is co-sponsored by Macon County Soil & Water Conservation District, Soil Health Partnership, Piatt County SWCD, and the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
A morning session will include discussions from these strip-till experts and growers:
- Mark Hannah, “Getting the Most From Your Strip-Till Equipment”
- Abigail Peterson, Soil Health Partnership
- Eric Miller, Strip-Till User
The morning session will conclude with a farmer-led panel to address questions and concerns from attendees.
Following lunch, farmers will witness first-hand demos of strip-till bars and cover crop application methods.
For more information, read the attached flyer.
To RSVP, REGISTER here or contact:
Macon County SWCD
(217) 877-5670 ext 3
Not available for this event? Registration is open for the following events. Be sure to mark your calendar and register today!
July 26: 8:30 AM-NOON
Lake Springfield Soil Health Field Day
July 26: 4 PM
Vermilion Headwaters Field Day
September 4: 9 AM - 1 PM
Kirk Kimble Water Quality Site
Cover Crop Plot Field
September 14: 1 PM - 3 PM
Greg Thoren Field Day
Find out more about each field day, or find out about opportunities to learn more in other states by clicking here.
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