Going organic might not be the best fit for you, but you can learn quite a bit about the fundamentals of soil health through this video produced by NRCS.
Learn about cover crops through a series of four videos produced by the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (C-BMP). The videos feature Mike Plumer, cover crop specialist with C-BMP, and focus on cover crop topics such as how to get started, pros and cons of the practice, when to start planning and cover crop choices for Illinois farmers. View all the videos on the C-BMP YouTube channel.
Learn about them in this video produced by Illinois LICA and more about this project HERE.
Learn about them in this short video produced by Iowa Farm Bureau.
The Cover Crop Decision Tool is an initiative by the MCCC to consolidate cover crop information by state to help farmers make cover crop selections at the county level. Follow the link below to view the web-based tool.
Conservation Practices Program (CPP)
*Contact your local SWCD for details*
Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Conservation Programs
Illinois Tax Programs for Tax Reductions
Illinois Water Well Abandonment Practice (IWWAP)
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