Photo Gallery: Ag Day at the Fair!

AISWCD celebrated Agriculture Day with the Illinois Department of Agriculture at the 2022 Illinois State Fair! We helped to honor Ulen Farms, our 2022 Conservation Farm Family of the Year, as well as the Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources (STAR) award winners! It was also great to visit with state elected officials Read more…

AISWCD Poster & Photo Contest Winners!

The annual AISWCD Poster and Photo Contests, part of the larger national competitions hosted by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade as well as adults the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative. Each year, Read more…

AISWCD Online Apparel Store

Browse the new all new AISWCD online apparel store courtesy of Primo Designs, located in Springfield. The online store will accept purchases for the next four weeks, and orders will be fulfilled and made available for in-person pickup at the Annual Meeting and Summer Training Conference scheduled for July 17-19, Read more…

45 Years of AgriNews: Conservation Efforts Ramp Up

DWIGHT, Ill. — The 1970s was a pivotal decade for agriculture, not only for the economic struggles that would follow, but also for concerted efforts to step-up soil conservation efforts.   Commodity prices spiked in 1973 after the Soviet Union signed a substantial three-year trade agreement to purchase U.S. grain. Read more…