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home : news : north central illinois   May 3, 2016

2/20/2013 5:41:00 AM
Farmers, landowners invited to Bureau Creek Watershed workshop


NewsTribune photo/Craig SterrettSPRING SCENE IN FEBRUARY: Tim Batchelor of Princeton kills some time and some waxworms at Bureau Creek near the Red Covered Bridge north of town on Monday. Batchelor said he was just trying to see what he could catch using the tiny worms, and he mostly was getting minnow-like fish. He said he also gave Bureau Creek a try two weeks ago, and usually fishes for smallmouth bass and catfish on the creek.
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SPRING SCENE IN FEBRUARY: Tim Batchelor of Princeton kills some time and some waxworms at Bureau Creek near the Red Covered Bridge north of town on Monday. Batchelor said he was just trying to see what he could catch using the tiny worms, and he mostly was getting minnow-like fish. He said he also gave Bureau Creek a try two weeks ago, and usually fishes for smallmouth bass and catfish on the creek.
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PRINCETON — Friends of Big Bureau Creek Watershed will host a free workshop this week to make farmers aware of a variety of practices that will help their bottom line by improving their soil health.

The workshop will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday at Four and Twenty Café, Princeton, and will include a light breakfast. The workshop also will be broadcast online for anyone across the state interested in how to make conservation work for them.
Topics covered will include nutrient management planning, cover crops and tillage practices. Also discussed will be how producers can get federal conservation funding to implement soil health practices.

Speakers at the workshop will include farmers using conservation practices, experts on implementing conservation practices, and USDA-NRCS employees to outline federal conservation assistance programs.

“This is going to be a great chance for producers to learn about how conservation practices can save them money. A lot of the practices we’ll be talking about can be implemented this year,” Drew Thomason, outreach coordinator for Illinois Stewardship Alliance, said. “Healthy soils translates into higher yields, less inputs, and more money in farmers’ pockets.”












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