DEKALB, Ill. — The Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership will host a statewide risk management conference, “Solving the Resiliency Puzzle,” Thursday, June 27, at DeKalb Farm Bureau.

“The idea behind the conference is to talk about how conservation practices help manage risk by making farms more resilient,” said Jennifer Filipiak, American Farmland Trust Midwest regional director.

“Farmers, landowners, advisors and the agriculture industry will share how they are incorporating soil health systems on the land.”

This event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1350 W. Prairie Dr., Sycamore, and will include refreshments and a hot lunch for those attending.

In addition, Certified Crop Advisers can earn five continuing education credits for attending. Registration is $15 per person.

From research results collected through on-farm programs to the pull of the agriculture supply chain partners, ISAP will look for evidence that conservation practices can be profitable for the farmer while providing benefits for businesses, citizens and rural communities.

The risk management conference will address production risks, farm profitability and growing consumer demand for sustainably sourced products.

Rod Weinzierl, Illinois Corn Growers Association executive director, will provide the keynote address.

The full agenda can be found on the ISAP website, https://ilsustainableag.org, along with registration information and additional event details.

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