Free Webinar for Illinois Farmers: Farming for the Future in the Vermilion Watershed

Lenexa, Kan., (Dec. 9, 2020) – Illinois farmers and livestock producers who want to learn more about integrating conservation agriculture on their operations for environmental, production and economic benefits can learn from nationally renowned Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie during a free webinar Dec.10 at 12 p.m. CST, and then available on demand afterward through Dec.14.

During the event, titled “Farming for the Future: Implementing a Vertical System,” Ferrie will share how a systems approach can benefit local farmers’ operations. Other speakers include Vermilion farmer Craig Swartz, Illinois State Conservationist Ivan Dozier and other conservation experts as they discuss opportunities for farmers and landowners in the region.
The free virtual event is one of a series of programs supported by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and organized by the Farm Journal Foundation and Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative. The webinar is made available in collaboration with the Vermilion Headwaters Partnership and American Farmland Trust, a Foundational Partner of America’s Conservation Ag Movement, as well as support from other Movement partners.

The presentation will be customized specifically for farmers and ranchers in the Vermilion Watershed, and attendees are invited to join the discussion during a live, interactive question-and-answer session with Ferrie as part of the event.

Register now to view the free webinar live or on demand.

About Farm Journal
Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 144 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 Trust in Food
Trust In Food is a purpose-driven division of Farm Journal dedicated to mainstreaming and accelerating the transition to more sustainable and regenerative ag practices, making every dollar invested in conservation agriculture more impactful. We bring business intelligence to agricultural production behavior change: helping farmers understand, want and feel capable of undertaking practice change through data science, social research and strategic communications deployed through the omnichannel Farm Journal platform in collaboration with our partners. Visit www.trustinfood.com to learn more.

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: American Farmland Trust, Corteva, Ducks Unlimited, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, National Corn Growers Association, National Pork Board, Sanderson Farms, SIMPAS, The Nature Conservancy, United Sorghum Checkoff Program and Valent USA.

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