SPRINGFIELD - Attention Illinois Farmers: the annual Conservation Cropping Seminar will take place Jan. 31, 2024 with virtual attendance available for a $15 registration fee. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and soil and water CEUs will be available.

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This event will cover how to improve soil health, cover crops, adopt new technologies, improve root health, manage nutrients and provide the latest agronomic research. A question-and-answer session with an Illinois farmer panel will be offered, as well as access to helpful resources.

Topics and speakers for this year include:

Alternative Farming Methods

Greg Thoren-Stockton, Illinois farmer

Next Generation of Digital Agriculture: Digital De-commoditization, Smart Tillage, and AI

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Dr. Lars Dyrud, Earth Optics

Struggles with Stratification

Marion Calmer, Calmer Corn Heads

Banded Systems Management – To the Root of High Yield

Chris Perkins, Banded Ag, LLC

Farmer Panel

This event is organized and made possible with the involvement and support of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District, Doug Hanson, Randy McElroy, and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Register by January 24 at ccswcd.com/conservation-cropping-seminars to secure your virtual attendance.

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