Nutrient Stewardship Virtual Field Days

The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Board of Directors considers environmental action to be an organizational priority, following through by continuing to commit significant resources to do the job. Since 2015, IFB has committed over $1.5 million to support implementation of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS). The IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant Program is an example of how IFB and county Farm Bureaus (CFBs) partner to create lasting impacts in nutrient stewardship, funding projects that take innovative approaches to improving soil health and water quality.

Due to COVID-19, the decision was made to cancel all in-person Nutrient Stewardship Field Days. In place of in-person field days, IFB worked to produce Virtual Field Days to share the work of counties and their partners involved in the IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant Program.

Nutrient Stewardship Virtual Field Days

The following information will be provided for each Nutrient Stewardship Virtual Field Day:

  • a brief summary of the effort
  • video links to speaker presentations
  • a booklet of preliminary results

Information for each Virtual Field Day will be provided as it becomes available.
IFB will also be applying for Certified Crop Advisory credits for the content.

McHenry County

Woodchip bioreactor for water quality and nutrient retention results

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Jo Daviess County

Rain simulator and cover crop results

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Wayne County

Nutrient Loss Inhibitor Demonstration (NLID) plot results

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St. Clair County

Flue gas desulfurization
gypsum results 

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Shelby County

Drainage water
management results

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Clinton County

Nutrient and manure management results

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LaSalle County


Struvite field application resultsView Details



Nitrogen strip field trial results

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Please contact Raelynn Parmely, IFB environmental program manager, at with any questions.