Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Last Day to RSVP for October 23 4R Field Day

On October 23, IFCA is hosting a 4R Field Day in Auburn, IL from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Click here to see the location and agenda.  Topics of discussion include the latest NREC research results including N rate trials and a look at what the tile flows at the NREC site in Douglas County are revealing after three years of research using different 4R practices and seeing the impact on N and P levels in drainage water.  The staff at Springfield City, Water Light & Power will explain the history of Lake Springfield, and how they manage water quality and quantity challenges and why the partnership with agriculture to protect the lake is so important.  We will also get a glimpse at the nutrient regulations that nearby states are grappling with--something we've managed to avoid in Illinois thanks to wide-spread industry implementation of the 4Rs and close attention to how our activities impact water quality.  
The event will offer CEUs in soil & water, nutrient management and professional development and also includes an outdoor discussion after lunch on fall nutrient BMPs and tillage considerations.  Twyford's BBQ is catering the lunch--please join us for this field day, there is no fee for registration!  To RSVP please email Jean Payne at  We have nearly 75 people registered so far, but can accommodate about 100.