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Landowners learn about conservation

A group of women landowners met in Chatsworth at the Connection Center in February / CIFN photo.

CHATSWORTH – The Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District is educating women landowners on conservation efforts through a series of meetings held around the county.

The most recent event in Chatsworth, which included a rainfall simulator, focused on soil health and why it is important.

“This is actually something that started, for us here in Livingston County, working with American Farmland Trust,” explained resource conservationist Becky Taylor. “It is an initiative they are very much behind.”

Three more half-day sessions are planned at various locations around the county with a full-day session planned in conjunction with a summer farm tour in July. Taylor often receives strong participation and good feedback from the events.

“We try and get a lot of information out but not overwhelm them.”

LCSWCD continues its effort of promoting soil conservation and improving water quality. Illinois currently has the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy where nitrates must be reduced to a certain level by 2025.

“We are trying to do everything we can to promote that and improve that for people,” Taylor noted.

For more information about conservation efforts within the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District, contact Taylor at 815-844-6127, extension 3.

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