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Read article: North Central Agriculture and Climate Conference
North Central Agriculture and Climate Conference
Ellen Denler standing next to her Conservation at Home sign
Read article: Conservation@Home Member Spotlight: Ellen and John Denler
Conservation@Home Member Spotlight: Ellen and John Denler
By Ellen Denler, Extension Master Gardener, serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell countiesMy husband John and I live in the house in which I...
Jnnifer Bass and Nancy holding Conservation at Home sign
Read article: Conservation@Home Member Spotlight: Jennifer Bass
Conservation@Home Member Spotlight: Jennifer Bass
By Jennifer Bass, Extension Master Gardener and Master Naturalist serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell counties“It Seemed the Natural...
Corn plants in front of grain silos
Read article: Data Intensive Farm Management
Data Intensive Farm Management
With thin profit margins and the high cost of inputs, there is a need to make farming more efficient and profitable. One way researchers and...

News Releases

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Future forests rely on stewardship, knowledge of private landowners
FREEPORT, Ill. — A forest is many things. Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife. Their leaves clean the air, and their roots filter water, slow floods, and prevent soil erosion. Timber products are crucial to local economies and tourism. Forests and woodlands also once made up more...

Videos

Water Conservation at Home

 

Conserving water can be simple with the right items in place and a few small habit changes. We all know the obvious “turn the water off” ways to save water, but what about considering water quality and how you can save some of the energy it takes to get water to your tap?

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