Come Visit the Bioreactor!
McHenry County Farm Bureau is continuing to work with the McHenry County Conservation District (MCCD) and the University of Illinois (U of I) to begin water sampling at the woodchip bioreactor installed in 2020 on MCCD property. A field day at the bioreactor site will be hosted as part of this year’s project, including a panel composed of farmers who have installed woodchip bioreactors on their farms.
Join us and our partners on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the bioreactor site, which is located at 4200 N Queen Anne Road in Woodstock, to learn more about the process and research! . This is a live, in-person event and COVID precautions will be in place. RSVP to the McHenry County Farm Bureau at (815) 338-1520 by August 17th. This event will be recorded, and videos of the program can be found after the event at www.ILFB.org/FieldDays and also on our Facebook page. #IFBFieldDays21
For more information about the event, click here for the event flyer!
The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) continues to set environmental action as an organizational priority, following through by committing significant resources to do the job.
The IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant Program is one examples of how IFB and county Farm Bureaus (CFBs) partner with other organizations to create lasting impacts in nutrient stewardship. In 2021, IFB committed over $150,000 to the grant program, working with 28 counties on 21 projects throughout the state. Funding these projects allows agriculture to take an innovative approach to improving soil health and water quality.