AISWCD elects Shumaker to statewide leadership team

The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) this week announced Dale Shumaker, chairman of the Pulaski-Alexander County Soil and Water Conservation District, was elected vice president of the association. Elections were conducted during the association’s virtual annual meeting earlier this month.   Read the full story at Read more…

Cover Crops Premium Discount Program

Fall covers for spring savings! The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is offering farmers that plant cover crops a $5/acre discount on their crop insurance bill. IDOA’s Cover Crop Premium Discount Program is offered for acres of cover crops installed outside of state and federal program incentives (e.g., EQIP, CSP Read more…

AISWCD Poster & Photo Contests!

The annual AISWCD poster and photo contests, held in conjunction with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the NACD Auxiliary, provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade as well as adults the chance to have their poster and photo art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach Read more…

Kankakee SWCD Releases Soil Health Video

Watch! The Kankakee Soil and Water Conservation District is diving head first into the world of videography! In the recent past, the district received a Cover Crop Champions grant through the National Wildlife Federation. Originally, the district planned to do a series of events/field days this summer focused on cover crops Read more…

65th Annual Stewardship Week!

The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to our natural resources. In partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), the AISWCD is celebrating the 65th year of Stewardship Week April 26 – May 3, Read more…