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  • Harvest Time is Go Time, But so is Every Day
    District 17 Director Nick Harre talks about his family's Washington County farm and what's next after harvest wraps up this fall.
  • Podcast: A Look Back at the 2020 Growing Season
    Randy Niver, CCA Soy Envoy and Asgrow DEKALB Technical Agronomist, is on the podcast this month to review the 2020 soybean growing season. Listen to learn more.
  • AMP Web Series
    There’s never been a better time to start taking steps towards a more secure future for your farm. The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) soybean checkoff’s Agribusiness Management Program hosted a free five-week webinar series this summer featuring advice from agribusiness experts on topics like succession planning, grain marketing and more. Find more information and watch session recordings at the link below.

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  • SOIL HEALTH IDEAS
    Testing Tech
    On Doug Schroeder’s farm, technology plays a large part in nutrient and water management. Water control structures work with tile drainage to improve water conservation and nutrient runoff. Variable rate technology is also used to apply the precise amount of nutrients where and when they are needed.
  • SOIL HEALTH IDEAS
    Cover Crops and Conservation
    Tom Kentner and his family use cover crops on their 1,200 acre corn and soybean farm to solve soil erosion and nutrient loss issues. Soil and tissue testing also help ensure that they’re treating their soil and crops right.
  • SOIL HEALTH IDEAS
    Doubling Down on Double-Crop
    David Droste and his family utilize double-crop soybeans, cover crops and no-till practices to help preserve nutrients and soil. Wheat also plays an important role in crop rotation and soil health.
  • SOIL HEALTH IDEAS
    SHOWCASE FARMER: JIM MARTIN
    The farmer. Jim Martin farms about 440 acres of corn and soybeans near Wenona, Ill. Nearly half of that land has been in the family since his German ancestors homesteaded the area five generations earlier. He attributes the quality of the soils on the farm to his family’s care for the soil across generations. “As a family, we have a commitment to preserving the high-quality soils we farm.”

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