You make your living from the land. 

 

You have been raised in the country, you’ve worked with Mother Nature all your life, and you understand that if you want the same sort of life for your children, you must preserve and conserve what is in your care.

 

Best management practices are the techniques and methods farmers use to take the best care of the soil, water, air, plants, and animals around them. IL Corn wants to partner with you to help you understand the best science, the best techniques, the best opportunities to care for your natural resources. 

We have programming that will help you test your water for nutrient levels, try out cover crops for the first time, and apply nitrogen in the most responsible way.  Our programming in this area continues to grow!  Please stay plugged in with us to keep learning and growing as a conservationist.

Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland

Dan Obert

April 15th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland   Consumer outreach messaging continues to amplify Illinois farmers’ voices to the most densely populated area of the state.     Illinois Farm Families,...

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Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam

Dan Obert

April 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam   Warmer weather is finally here and many farmers begin to get their planter ready to kick off another growing season. While...

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New Program Deadlines and Applications

March 19th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

New Program Deadlines and Applications NRCS Announces '21 Application Cutoff for RCPP's Precision Conservation Management Project   State Conservationist Ivan Dozier announced U. S. Department...

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Conservation Conversation Virtual Roundtable

Dan Obert

March 18th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Conservation Conversation Virtual Roundtable   A roundtable discussion featuring Precision Conservation Management Operation Manager Clay Bess and Director of Water Quality Research at IL Corn...

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Water Testing Strips to be Mailed

Dan Obert

February 25th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Water Testing Strips to be Mailed Nutrient Manager Megan Dwyer introduced the second annual water testing strip program in honor of National FFA Week. The program sends two water testing strips...

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Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres

Dan Obert

January 22nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres   Many farmers want to implement conservation practices, but they need opportunities to help manage risk. The Fall...

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Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Scientist Hosts Climate Change Webinar

Dan Obert

January 14th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Scientist Hosts Climate Change Webinar   An hour-long presentation held virtually showed audience members the climate patterns taking place not only in the Midwest but...

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IL Corn to Host Climate Change Webinar

Dan Obert

December 30th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

IL Corn to Host Climate Change Webinar   Join climatologist Eric Snodgrass in a webinar as he takes an in depth look at the ways climate change will impact agriculture in Illinois and what it...

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ISA and IL Corn Invest in Conservation via the PCM Program

Lindsay Mitchell

December 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

ISA and IL Corn Invest in Conservation via the PCM Program The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) have teamed up to research on-farm conservation...

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Mississippi River Watershed Receives a Grade of C-

December 10th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Mississippi River Watershed Receives a Grade of C-   America's Watershed Initiative (AWI) has released its second Mississippi River Watershed Report Card, resulting in a grade of C- for the...

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Cover Crop Savings Program

Dan Obert

December 10th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Farm Policy

Cover Crop Savings Program   The Illinois Department of Ag (IDOA) Cover Crop Premium Discount Program gives farmers a $5/acre insurance premium discount on acres that are planted with a cover...

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Audio Update: Field to Market Collaboration of the Year with Clay Bess

Dan Obert

November 13th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Audio Update Get to know Clay Bess, Lead Precision Conservation Management Specialist and hear about PCM's newest award. Listen Here

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PCM Recognized for National Collaboration of the Year Award

Lindsay Mitchell

November 12th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM Recognized for National Collaboration fo the Year Award   Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a premiere conservation program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois...

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New Docuseries Video: Pig Farming Using the Three R's

October 8th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Conservation

New Docuseries Video: Pig Farming Using the Three R's Through the Illinois Farm Families (IFF) coalition, a new docuseries video has been released in the “Innovation Grows Here” series,...

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Precision Conservation Management Program Receives USDA RCPP Renewal

Lindsay Mitchell

October 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management Program Receives USDA RCPP Renewal Precision Conservation Management, the premiere conservation program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, received a...

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IL Farmers May Qualify for $5/Acre Crop Insurance Discount

Lindsay Mitchell

August 17th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

IL Farmers May Qualify for $5/Acre Crop Insurance Discount   Illinois farmers that plant cover crops may qualify for a $5 per acre discount on their 2021 crop insurance invoice when accepted...

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IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year

Lindsay Mitchell

July 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year For the third year in a row, the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture is partnering with the Illinois Corn Marketing...

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New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat

Lindsay Mitchell

July 1st, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat   Today, Illinois Farm Families (IFF) released a third video in their “Innovation Grows Here” series, highlighting how Illinois...

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U of I FarmDoc Team Releases Conservation Lease Addendum

June 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

U of I FarmDoc Team Releases Conservation Lease Addendum Many farmers and landowners are interested in incorporating various conservation practices on their farms but find conversations and...

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PCM and Clay Bess Honored for Exceptional Conservation Leadership

Lindsay Mitchell

June 25th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM and Clay Bess Honored for Exceptional Conservation Leadership   IL Corn is proud to announce Clay Bess has been recognized as part of Field to Market’s 2020 Trusted Adviser Spotlight Series!...

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