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Associate/Partner Events

ILICA recognizes the benefits our Associates and partners provide our membership through various education training sessions, product demonstrations, etc. Please find listed below some of these opportunities. If your company has an upcoming event, we want to hear about. Please email ryan@illica.net with detials.

 

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Now - February 29, 2024
FREE Excavator Training: Multiple locations 

JULIE, in conjunction with Illinois pipeline and gas distribution operators and Paradigm, is hosting  damage prevention and safety training meetings across the state that are taking place through the end of February.

Earn up to 2 in-service credit hours. 

Registration is FREE!

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February 27-29, 2024

Michigan State University & Michigan LICA Drainage Workshop

Michigan's 2024 Drainage Workshop will be held in East Lansing. This workshop is a collaboration between Michigan State University and Michigan Land Improvements Contractors of America.  

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March 5, 2024

North American Drainage Conference - Grand Rapids, MI

The North American Drainage Conference is a one-day educational and networking event where drainage contractors can meet, increase and diversify their knowledge of drainage, water management and soils, and interact with exhibitors and vendors from around the industry.

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Here's what you missed...

February 8, 2024 @ 1pm
Virtual Field Day - Woodchips & Water Quality:

Exploring Species and Chipping Methods to Maximize Bioreactor Efficiency

February 8, 2024 @ 1pm
Webinar - Empower Illinois: Strategies to Reduce Nutrient Pollution and Protect Waterways 

Explore what nutrient pollution is by learning about the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, NLRS, and how it works to reduce nutrient pollution from nitrogen and phosphorus. Whether you're a local landowner, concerned citizen, a steward of the environment – or all three – this presentation with University of Illinois Extension water quality experts will equip you with practical tools and knowledge so you can contribute to healthy waterways in your community.

January 31, 2024

2024 Conservation Cropping Seminar

The annual Illinois Conservation Cropping Seminar will be a hybrid event, held in person at the Il Department of Agriculture Atrium in Springfield, Illinois or available virtually for those who are unable to attend in person. In-person space is limited so register today. 

January 18-19, 2024

IADD Annual Conference

Bloomington, IL

January 18, 2024 @ 1pm

Virtual Field Day - Pasturing Oxbows:

Optimizing Benefits to the Farm, Water and Wildlife

November 7, 2023

Eco Markets & Carbon Dynamics Field Day

9am - 1pm - University of Illinois College of ACES Energy Farm

October 30, 2023

JULIE Law Workshop Webinar

Learn more about how proposed substantial legislative changes—like 2 days notification not including the day of the call might impact your business? Join our FREE 90-minute Law Workshop Webinar at 9 a.m.

September 14, 2023

Tile Treatment Wetlands: Wildly Beneficial

Make plans to visit Feather Prairie Farm in Dwight, IL from 2-6pm for a FREE dinner and see how one family is using cropland tile drainage to create a wetland for hunting and dog training. While you're there, hear from experts on birds, waterfowl, and wetland management for wildlife and even watch hunting dog training demonstrations.

July 26-27, 2023

Midwest Construction Expo & Field Day

Join Iowa LICA for demonstrations of various conservation practices including earthmoving, tiling, and installation of saturated buffers!

August 2, 2023

Ag & Conservation Family Night - East Peoria, IL

Join ICC & the IL Sustainable Ag Partnership for a family night to tour the many ag & conservation practices on display at IL Central College’s East Peoria campus. Families will get an up-close view of the many practices and technologies farmers utilize to improve soil health and protect water quality on their farms. This tour will feature conservation drainage installation equipment, a wetland, cover crop plots, and even a soil pit! There will be plenty of time to ask questions and connect with ICC ag professors and ISAP members.

July 16-18, 2023

AISWCD 75th Annual Conference

Join the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts for the 75th Annual Meeting and Summer Training conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield, Illinois from July 16 to July 18, 2023. 

June 29, 2023

McCuskey Wetland Field Day

Come out on June 29, 2023, to Henry, IL and see the first Smart Wetland built in Marshall County, IL. Local FFA members are grilling ribeye sandwiches for a FREE lunch.

May 24, 2023, 3 - 4:15 pm

Learning from Leaders: Accelerating Conservation Drainage Adoption

Webinar 5: Wrap-Up and Recommendations

This webinar series explores the adoption of conservation drainage across disciplines, regions, and landscapes. Through five, 75-minute sessions, leading stakeholders will share unique perspectives, engage in dialogue, and generate a set of recommendations to be used to advance conservation drainage adoption locally and nationally.

April 26, 2023, 3 - 4:15 pm

Learning from Leaders: Accelerating Conservation Drainage Adoption

Webinar 4: Industry and NGO Perspectives

This webinar series explores the adoption of conservation drainage across disciplines, regions, and landscapes. Through five, 75-minute sessions, leading stakeholders will share unique perspectives, engage in dialogue, and generate a set of recommendations to be used to advance conservation drainage adoption locally and nationally.

April 27, 2023, 12 pm

Conservation Matters: Climate Change Impacts on Soil and Water Conservation Webinar

This webinar brings together authors from the recent special issue of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation to give brief presentations sharing highlights from their work to advance understanding of the soil-water-climate system, emerging technologies, and climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and practices.

April 18, 2023, 10 am - 3:30 pm

Grow More with ISAP - Soil Health & In-Field Practices - Bloomington, IL

The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership (ISAP) is excited to invite you to an interactive, 2-part training on sustainable agriculture and conservation outreach strategies that will help you better understand how decision-making and behavior-change science influence conservation practice adoption. This opportunity is being hosted with support from the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) and training provided by The National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

April 19, 2023, 10 am - 3:30 pm

Grow More with ISAP - Water Quality & Edge of Field Practices - Bloomington, IL

The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership (ISAP) is excited to invite you to an interactive, 2-part training on sustainable agriculture and conservation outreach strategies that will help you better understand how decision-making and behavior-change science influence conservation practice adoption. This opportunity is being hosted with support from the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) and training provided by The National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

April 12, 2023, 1 - 3 pm

Grow More with ISAP - Virtual Session for All

The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership (ISAP) is excited to invite you to an interactive, 2-part training on sustainable agriculture and conservation outreach strategies that will help you better understand how decision-making and behavior-change science influence conservation practice adoption. This opportunity is being hosted with support from the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) and training provided by The National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

March 22, 2023, 3 - 4:15 pm

Learning from Leaders: Accelerating Conservation Drainage Adoption

Webinar 3: Farmer Perspectives

This webinar series explores the adoption of conservation drainage across disciplines, regions, and landscapes. Through five, 75-minute sessions, leading stakeholders will share unique perspectives, engage in dialogue, and generate a set of recommendations to be used to advance conservation drainage adoption locally and nationally.

March 21, 2023, 9 am - 12 pm

Soil Erosion & Stormwater Workshop Webinar

Join the Kane & Dupage Soil & Water Conservation Districts for a virtual workshop about soil erosion and stormwater.  The cost is $10.

March 21, 2023, 12 - 1 pm

Conservation Quarterly: Rain Garden Fundamentals

Rain gardens are landscaping features that take advantage of topography and gravity to intercept and collect stormwater runoff.  Join Partners of Scott County Watersheds on Tuesday, March 21st from 12-1pm for the first Conservation Quarterly of the year! This presentation will be held in person at the Eastern Avenue Library or virtually via Zoom.

February 22, 2023, 3 - 4:15 pm

Learning from Leaders: Accelerating Conservation Drainage Adoption

Webinar 2: Practical Perspectives

This webinar series explores the adoption of conservation drainage across disciplines, regions, and landscapes. Through five, 75-minute sessions, leading stakeholders will share unique perspectives, engage in dialogue, and generate a set of recommendations to be used to advance conservation drainage adoption locally and nationally.

February 23, 2023

9th Annual Quad Cities Stormwater Conference

This conference is geared towards contractors dealing with stormwater and erosion control, engineering firms, floodplain managers, MS4 managers and engineering/contractor companies working throughout the Quad Cities. This event is an approved professional development opportunity with a certificate provided for PDU's/CEU's.

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