McHenry County Farm Bureau

Woodchip Bioreactor Field Day

As part of a partnership with the McHenry County Conservation District (MCCD), McHenry County Farm Bureau (CFB) at the site of a woodchip bioreactor installed on MCCD property in 2020. Starting in Spring 2021, volunteers from MCCD have taken regular water samples at the inlet and outlet structures of the bioreactor, working with McHenry CFB to then deliver the samples to research partners at the University of Illinois (U of I). To share updates after 2020’s installation, as well as preliminary results from the sampling, these partners gathered for a Nutrient Stewardship Field Day at the installation site. A panel of farmers also presented on their experiences with woodchip bioreactors on their farms.

Certified Crop Advisors can receive self-reported Continuing Education Units (CEUs) after watching the videos for each of these field days. For more information and to find the self-reporting form, visit www.certifiedcropadvisor.org and click “Self-Report CEUs.”

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