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Marshall-Putnam SWCD Takes Message to New Heights!

Hat tip to the Marshall-Putnam SWCD for their efforts to publicize their work and those of SWCDs. Clean water, healthy soils!
 
CONSERVATION TOUR

Montgomery County SWCD Hosts Conservation Tour

The AISWCD spent Thursday talking cover crops, soil health, and resiliency with the Montgomery County SWCD, along with Abigail Peterson from the Soil Health Partnership and David Kleinschmidt from Progressive Agronomy Consulting Services. Turnout for the event was excellent, and the weather was cooperative - nicely done Montgomery County SWCD!

 
NACD CONFERENCE

NACD Executive Director Conference

The AISWCD's Executive Director, Grant Hammer, attended the NACD's annual conference for state conservation association managers. Hammer made a presentation on the S.T.A.R. program, providing his contemporaries from across the country with an overview of the program, it's success in Illinois, and highlighting recently released 2018 accomplishments. Additionally, association managers were were treated to a conservation tour which included the inspection of a Lake Tahoe water testing station, exploration of a conservation district managed natural area, and tour of one of the lake's invasive species prevention and decontamination sites.
 
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FLASHBACK FRIDAY

FLASHBACK: Conservation tour, date and location unknown.
 
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... IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ...

S.T.A.R. Program Releases 2018 Report Card

An innovative statewide conservation program that is helping more Illinois farmers ensure they are protecting their farmland and our environment, all via a free, handy evaluation tool has  released it's 2018 results. 

S.T.A.R.’s highlights for 2018:
  • 180 participants on 438 fields, for a total of 27,418 acres on Illinois land
  • 382 of the 438 fields participating received 3 stars or higher on a 5-star scale, or more than 87 percent
  • Champaign County is now joined by 42 other Illinois counties licensed to offer S.T.A.R., with more counties coming on board soon. Farmers in seven other counties also participated in the program.
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