PRINCETON - Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois, Bureau County Farm Bureau and Illinois Farm Bureau along with several other local sponsors will host a field day on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton. The day will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude with lunch sponsored by The Fertilizer Institute. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m.
Topics covered will include:
Cover Crop Research: Sarah Carlson, Practical Farmers of Iowa
Current Nutrient Loss Legislation: Laura Moody, The Fertilizer Institute
Regenerative Agriculture: Michell Hora, Continuum Ag
Nutrient Stewardship Field Tile Testing Update
Drainage Law: Garrett Thalgott, Illinois Farm Bureau
Soil Health: Jim Isermann, Soil Health Partnership
In addition to discussion topics, attendees will have the chance to see how their soils hold up to the Rainfall Simulator. Remember to bring water samples. Farm Bureau will once again offer free and confidential nitrate testing of water from tiles, streams or ponds.
This event is free, but attendees are asked to register by Aug. 12 through the Bureau County Farm Bureau by calling (815) 875-6468.