Lenexa, Kan., (July 28, 2021) — Illinois farmers and landowners are encouraged to join their peers from Livingston and Ford counties to explore conservation and soil health practices at the Vermilion Watershed Field Tour set for Wednesday, August 11 from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. The event will be hosted by Craig Swartz of Swartz Farms, Emington, Ill., and sponsored by the Vermilion Headwaters Partnership.
The free program will include breakfast and will feature discussions around important stewardship topics, including strip-till, nutrient management, cover crops and constructed wetlands. To learn more or to register for the event, go to https://farmjournal.swoogo.com/vermilion.
Support for the event comes from the Foundational Partners of America’s Conservation Ag Movement, American Farmland Trust, the Ford and Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Farm Journal Foundation, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and The Wetlands Initiative.
About Farm Journal
Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 145 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.
About America’s Conservation Ag Movement
America’s Conservation Ag Movement brings farmers and the sustainability community together around the future of farming, by bringing profitable, planet-friendly farming practices into the mainstream. We connect the dots, giving farmers a platform to share their journey, meet other farmers on the same path, and access the resources they need to undertake change. The Movement is organized by Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative, in partnership with the Farm Journal Foundation. Financial and technical support is provided by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and leading agribusinesses, food companies and nonprofit organizations: AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturers), American Farmland Trust, Certis Biologicals, Corteva, Ducks Unlimited, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, National Association of Conservation Districts, National Corn Growers Association, National Pork Board, Nutrien and Nutrien Ag Solutions, Sanderson Farms, SIMPAS, The Nature Conservancy, United Sorghum Checkoff Program and Valent USA.