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Conservation cropping seminars to include soil health improvement strategies

Posted: Jan. 5, 2017 12:05 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The Illinois Department of Agriculture will hold three conservation cropping seminars throughout the state. These one-day seminars will feature local agricultural producers and resource experts who will share information and personal experiences on soil health improvement options, cover crop success and nutrient management techniques.

The seminars, held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will be Jan. 24 at Giovanni's, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford; Jan. 25 at Hamilton's Catering, 110 North East St., Jacksonville; and Jan. 26 at the SIU Student Center, 1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale.

The cost to attend each seminar is $20 per person, $10 per student, and lunch will be provided. The deadline to register is Jan. 10. Online registration and a detailed agenda for each location is available at ccswcd.com. Payment can be made by check or credit card.

All Illinois farmers are invited to attend to learn more about innovative soil and water conservation practices.

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