University of Illinois Extension and Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District have teamed up with regional experts to help farmers, landowners and farm operators implement best management practices to reduce agricultural nutrient losses into watersheds. The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) aims to reduce nitrate-nitrogen and total phosphorus losses into rivers and streams by 15%and 25%, respectively, by 2025, and eventually by 45% for both nutrients. As over 40%of land in the United States is farmland, farmers are more connected to our environment than any other group. Therefore, how they manage their private lands can have a big impact.
Learn more about the resources, options and programs available to help you implement the best strategies at this FREE upcoming workshop. https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=20759#