The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has recently announced that it will sponsor a series of one-day seminars centralized around soil and water conservation practices. The seminars will begin on Jan. 26 at the iHotel Conference Center, and other seminars will continue in Godfrey and Milan, Ill.
"These seminars provide an opportunity for farmers, producers and land owners to gain valuable information on the environmental and economic benefits of cover crops," said Steve Chard, bureau chief of IDOA Land and Water Resources. "This is also a great chance for those individuals to network with other farmers and producers in order to gain knowledge, insight and skills that can benefit their farms and their bottom line."
Each of the seminars will include unique information, but they will all cater to attendees from the farming industry. Additionally, agricultural producers and resource experts will be speaking at all three seminars.
Cover crops will be a primary focus at the seminars, as well as soil health improvement and nutrient management techniques.
Seminars will be held between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at their respective locations, and individuals can attend for a fee of $20. More information about each of the seminars can be found at on Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District website at www.ccswcd.com.