Soil Health Field Days will be presented throughout Illinois

SHP is an initiative of the National Corn Growers Association. | File photo

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) developed Field Days for farmers in and around Illinois to learn about new agricultural practices for the health of their soil, including changing nutrient management, tillage strategies and cover crop adoption. 

SHP is an initiative of the National Corn Growers Association ,which works with environmental groups, commodity groups, federal agencies and 65 partner farms in eight Midwestern states.

“Healthy soil is more resistant to drought, and more resilient to floods – along with being an effective strategy for improving water and air quality,” Jim Isermann, SHP field manager for Illinois, said. “Our farmer-partners are innovators and pioneers, and make our best teachers for sharing good soil health practices with their peers.”

The field days will take place around the state throughout the summer. Included in the confirmed dates are July 7 in Petersburg, July 13 in Fairbury, July 14 in Decatur, Aug. 8 in Altamont, Aug. 15 in Hudson, Aug. 19 in Assumption, Sept. 1 in Rutland and Sept. 8 in Trivoli.

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