2021 Nutrient Stewardship Field Days
The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) continues to set environmental action as an organizational priority, following through by committing significant resources to do the job.
The IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant Program is one examples of how IFB and county Farm Bureaus (CFBs) partner with other organizations to create lasting impacts in nutrient stewardship. In 2021, IFB committed over $150,000 to the grant program, working with 28 counties on 21 projects throughout the state. Funding these projects allows agriculture to take an innovative approach to improving soil health and water quality.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2021, County Farm Bureaus and their partners had to be creative when planning in-person events. Attendance caps limited the number of in-person attendees, but IFB was able to provide support to continue reaching farmer members and other stakeholders across the state.
Nutrient Stewardship Field Days:
In 2021, 12 field days were hosted through the grant program, including field days focused on cover crops, nitrogen strip field trial results, woodchip bioreactor research, and many other topics. Click on the links below to learn more about each of these Nutrient Stewardship Field Days!
Please contact Raelynn Parmely, IFB environmental program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.