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 and Woodchip Bioreactor Partnership are examples of how IFB and county Farm Bureaus (CFBs) partner with other organizations to create lasting impacts in nutrient stewardship. Funding these projects allows agriculture to take an innovative approach 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 events, IFB worked to produce virtual field days to share the work of counties and their partners involved in the IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant Program and Woodchip Bioreactor Partnership.

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

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

Henry County

Woodchip bioreactor used to improve state's water quality

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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.