Commercial Agriculture spans a wide range of topics and works to address the needs of various producers. The expertise of our local educational specialists combined with the resources of the statewide Illinois Extension system form a powerful source of information and insight for agricultural producers in our region.

Looking for an answer to a specific question? Contact Rachel Curry Watershed Outreach Associate and she can help direct you to the best resources to help you.


Nutrient Loss Reduction Podcast

Hear interviews with agriculture and water quality educators from University of Illinois, Extension, soil and water and other agencies as well as farmers who give tips, explain processes and tell first-hand stories about real-life applications of strategies.
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Nutrient Loss Reduction Blog

Dig deeper into the podcasts with the related blogs. This issue covers the Inflation Reduction Act with Ivan Dozier, Illinois State Conservationist, and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Agriculture Policy Specialist.

Illinois Fruit & Vegetable News

The new March 2023 IFVN issue covers climate outlooks, tree fruit pest management, cereal rye cover crop advice, and regional updates to help specialty crop producers meet challenges that impact profit and product.