FORREST, Ill. — A nitrogen management workshop will be from 5 to 8 p.m. July 23 at the Forrest Community Center. The workshop will focus on in-field practices that reduce nitrate loss without sacrificing farm profitability.

Speakers will be Lowell Gentry, principal research specialist in agriculture with the University of Illinois, and Nic Anderson with the Illinois Livestock Development Group.

Attendees will be able to discuss the benefits of nitrogen best management practices with local experts and learn how to keep nitrogen in your fields and available for your crops. There also will be a new nitrogen management resource available for all that register.

Local ag retailers, along with staff from the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Soil Health Partnership and Precision Conservation Management, will be on hand to answer questions.

A free dinner along with this new nitrogen management resource will be available to all that register.

For more information, or to register, contact Becky Taylor, Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District, at 815-844-6127, ext. 3, or rebecca.m.taylor@il.nacdnet.net; or Emily Bruner, American Farmland Trust, at ebruner@farmland.org. People also can register online at https://farmland.salsalabs.org/vhnitrogen.

Partners for this event are all part of the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed Partnership. They include American Farmland Trust, Livingston County SWCD, Ford County SWCD, Soil Health Partnership and Precision Conservation Management.

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