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No-Till November articles appear in publications around the state this week.
 
"The interviews are expected to be completed by March 2020. The end products will include 3-to-5 minute videos with the farmers, a lengthy report, webinars, and 10 fact sheets that will “marry the science and proof and the bottom line,” Kangas said.

The goal of the project is to help turn the minds and hearts of farmers toward experimentation with conservation measures by bringing to those farmers learned practices from other producers."

According to Moore-Kucera, “If we add up the current and projected future adoption of cover crops (25 percent) with no-till or reduced till practices (100 percent), [the U.S.] could reduce [greenhouse gas] emission by up to 148.5 MMT CO2e [carbon dioxide equivalent] per year. This translates to approximately 25 percent of the total ag [greenhouse gas] emissions and that doesn’t include what can be achieved through the addition of best practices for grazing land management and livestock/manure management. This 148.5 MMT CO2e is equivalent to removing 31.5 million passenger vehicles from the road each year.”
CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
 
Illinois Conservation Foundation
Conservation Achievement Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 1, 2020

This opportunity is available to outstanding high school seniors in Illinois who have demonstrated effective, voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation, protection, enhancement and/or promotion of Illinois’ natural resources.
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
SURVEY: "LIVING SNOW FENCE"
 
Illinois Department of Transportation Seeks Input on Proposed "Living Snow Fence" Program

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is partnering with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on a research project to explore creating a statewide "living snow fence" program for Illinois. According to Illinois Farm Bureau, many of our neighboring states already have such programs, and here in Illinois, some IDOT districts have paid landowners to leave standing corn or put up fences over the years.

This survey will help inform the researchers of landowner concerns and interest in a program, how they might set it up, and what options they might offer to landowners and farmers who live and work along state routes and interstates.
 
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