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2022 Conservation Cropping Seminar

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Protect our world while sustaining profitability

2022 Conservation Cropping Seminar


Find ways to improve soil health, learn about cover crops, remain profitable—and even more marketable—by using sustainable techniques that build up natural resilience to weather extremes, pests, and weeds. Learn from conservationists, partners, and local Illinois farmers! There will be a Question & Answer session as well as helpful resources to access. For the eighth year in a row, conservation partners will offer helpful information, data, and farmer testimonials in a one day, 3-hour online virtual conference session. 

While it’s not like our normal full-day, in-person get-together at three different Illinois locations, it’s still critical that we keep the conservation conversation going. The planning committee has gathered a GREAT keynote speaker, helpful information, and a powerful IL Farmer Panel to tell their story and offer advice and ideas other Illinois farmers can use on their farms. We can’t feed you lunch virtually, so for 2022, your participation at the event is FREE—and lunch is “on your own”!

Scheduled speakers currently include:

  • Welcome message: Ivan Dozier, Illinois State Conservationist
  • Russell Hedrick, First Generation Farmer, North Carolina
  • Cade Bushnell, Ogle County Illinois Farmer
  • Jerry Seidel, Jefferson County Illinois Farmer
  • Rick Kaesebier, Logan County Illinois Farmer
  • Carbon Markets: Dr. Emily Bruner, American Farmland Trust
  • Agroforestry Topics: Katie Adams, Savanna Institute

The Conservation Cropping Seminars are organized and made possible with the involvement and support of Illinois Department of Agriculture, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, American Farmland Trust, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership, University of Illinois Extension, and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Champaign, Jefferson, Logan, and Ogle Counties.

If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email the contact person for the event. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs. Contact Eliana Brown,, 217-265 -0760