2015 Farm Progress Show: How are YOU Making a Difference in Conservation?

Partners in Conservation:  Conservation Around the World – How are YOU Making a Difference?

The 2015 Farm Progress Show is promising to be exciting for show-goers when they visit the Partners in Conservation exhibits. Our theme this year is “Conservation Around the World – How are YOU Making a Difference?” The Illinois Stewardship Alliance is one of 23 exhibitors who will host hands-on activities and demonstrations.

During the three day event, we will hold two farmer panel discussions each day. The 10:00 am panels each day will cover conservation cropping systems. The other panels will be at 1:00 pm with Women in Agriculture on Tuesday, Beginning Farmers on Wednesday, and Wildlife in AG- A Win, Win on Thursday. There will be drawing for a Tablet after each panel discussion, so come register and listen to what farmers are saying.

SWCD_pondYou can fish for prizes, see a live beehive, and walk away with valuable pollinator ideas. On the science front, you can monitor with on-line tools for water resources data– groundwater, river level, and rainfall data; learn how wildlife habitats benefits us all; calculate costs of cover crops with the new estimator tool; and more. You can also put your mark on our map letting us know how you are making a difference with conservation practices.

Outside the tent, visitors can view a soil pit, pollinator and cover crop raised beds, experience a rainwater simulator and more. You won’t want to miss the IDNR Conservation Police trailer with stuffed animals and learn more on hunting safety. Check out the science of soils and why 2015 was named International Year of Soil.

The dates are September 1-3, 2015 located in Decatur, IL. Partners in Conservation is located on the east side of the show grounds on Southcentral East Progress Avenue off Fourth Progress Street (E26-E30).

Come and visit our site! This is your chance to meet the people behind the scenes to learn more about what is happening in the world of conservation, how it affects you, and what you can do to be a better steward of the land.

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