DISTRICT COST-SHARE PROGRAMS

COVER CROP COST-SHARE

Midwest Cover Crop Council (MCCC)

Cover crops are plants seeded into agricultural fields, either within or outside of the regular growing season, with the primary purpose of improving or maintaining ecosystem quality.

Cover crops are great for 

  • combating weeds

  • reducing compaction

  • increasing organic matter

  • breaking disease cycles

The Cover Crop Selection Tools are an initiative by the MCCC to consolidate cover crop info by state to help farmers make cover crop selections at the county level.​

Seeds

ProHarvest Seeds has a great selection of cover crop seeds that can be seen on their website and through their cover crop guide. Located west of Ashkum, Illinois.

Pheasants Forever mixes would be a great way to add diversity and attract wildlife 

Order Forms

 

STRIP-TILL

Why Strip-Till? Repeated, intensive tillage degrades soil structure and creates compacted layers than can restrict plant roots. (Cornell University)

Reasons to implement strip-till in your farming operation

  • Seed bed preparation

  • Warms the soil

  • Relieves soil compaction

  • Controls erosion

  • Fertilizer efficiency​

Cost-Share Program

  • $20 per acre up to $800 per landowner per year

  • 1 Year Contract

  • Must be a CORN or SORGHUM field

  • Must be FIRST time no-till or strip-till field

 

Unsealed, abandoned wells create direct pathways for contaminants to enter our groundwater. Contaminated surface water, agricultural runoff and effluent from private sewage disposal systems can enter the groundwater through abandoned wells and cause pollution of our drinking water (Kankakee County Health Department).

Receiving cost-share to seal your abandoned well is easy! Call our office at (815) 937-8940 ext. 3 to fill out an application form. After sealing your well, filling out the water well sealing form (found here), and turning in your signed receipts.

 

WELL SEALING

(815) 937.8940 x3

685 Larry Power Road
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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