Jefferson and Franklin County Farm Bureaus

IDNR Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and Cover Crop Field Day


In the first field day taking place across the state in spring 2021, partners and producers gathered at the Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park to share information about cover crops and farm lease programs offered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) through RCPP funding. Through the Nutrient Stewardship Grant, IFB worked alongside partners from IDNR, Jefferson and Franklin County Farm Bureaus, Illinois Natural Resources Conservation Service, and University of Illinois Extension to host this field day. Find more details in the article below, then watch the field day videos.

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.”

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Field Day highlights


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Table of Contents

00:52 Lauren Lurkins, Illinois Farm Bureau, Director of Environmental Policy

07:28 Stacy Zuber, Illinois NRCS, Soil Health Specialist

24:04 Bob Caveny, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Farm Programs Manager, Office of Land Management

28:23 Mike Chandler, IDNR, Agriculture/Wildlife & Habitat Lease Management Program Manager

32:44 Ted Liefer, Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, Site Superintendent

35:43 Mike Kash, Franklin County, Host Farmer

56:44 Talon Becker, University of Illinois Extension, Commercial Agriculture Educator

1:04:52 Field Demonstration Bob Caveny and Mike Kash