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Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed Field Day Video


The Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program, along with American Farmland Trust, Soil Health Partnership and dozens of other partners held a soil-health field day August 17, 2017, at the Bill Heyen farm near Gillespie, Ill., highlighting local efforts to reduce erosion and nutrient loss within the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed, one of the state’s top three watersheds for phosphorus loss. From soil health and water quality to cover crops and strip tillage, more than 60 local farmers learned more about practices they can adopt on their farm. Here’s a short highlight reel of the event.