Farm Gate

Illinois’ livestock industry addresses environmental protection through regulatory programs, industry-led educational initiatives, and publicly-funded programmatic approaches. Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) wants to assist farmers with regulatory questions and provide educational opportunities and resources to help meet industry regulations and protect the environment. To do this, IFB has implemented an education program for Illinois livestock farmers at the farm gate level. All size operations are welcome, but the focus will be on small and medium sized livestock farms.

Program goals:

  • Bring an educational opportunity to livestock farms of all sizes, with a special focus on small and medium sized operations
  • Educate farmer members who may not yet be familiar with the regulatory programs and offer industry-led educational initiatives

Education topics:

  • Current regulatory compliance requirements
  • Science-based performance metrics for environmental protection
  • Additional resources available to assist with compliance
  • Mortalities management

Program resources:

  • Regulatory guide books
  • IEPA inspection checklist
  • Environmental management tools
  • Confidential on-farm visit by an IFB-sponsored expert

For more information, contact the program partner in your region:

  • Stephenson County Farm Bureau: (815) 232 - 3186
  • Pike-Scott County Farm Bureau: (217) 285 - 2233
  • Effingham County Farm Bureau: (217) 342 - 2103
  • Clinton County Farm Bureau: (618) 526 - 7235
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