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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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June 13, 2024

Warren & McDonough Co. SWCD's Soil Health Field Day

Warren County is teaming up with McDonough Co. SWCD, Midwest Grass and Forage, and American Farmland Trust to host a spectacular field day event! We will have a bonus session offered with Dr. Joel Gruver at the Allison Farm following the event!! RSVP to Shawnee or Dawn today!

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June 13, 2024 @ 12 pm

Webinar: Restoring Our River

Based on 30 years of habitat restoration and ecological monitoring and research by the Upper Mississippi River Restoration program, we will provide an overview of what we have learned and how we have learned about the Upper Mississippi River.

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June 17, 2024 @ 12 pm CT

Webinar: How to Have Effective Safety Meetings

Whether you’re at the beginning stages of establishing a safety committee or have had a safety committee in place for years, you’re in the right place! This webinar will look at the function and role of a safety committee and to provide you with the information you need to make sure that your safety committee is meaningful and successful.

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June 19, 2024 @ 1:30 pm

FREE Remote Ticket Entry Training

JULIE’s Remote Ticket Entry makes it more convenient for you to submit your own locate requests online and avoid potential delays on hold during peak times.  Our Member Services Department offers FREE RTE training with flexible dates to accommodate your busy schedules. 

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June 19, 2024 @ 12 pm CT

Webinar: Empower People Through Safety Leadership

June is National Safety Month and we’re celebrating by providing a free webinar on “Empowering Your People Through Safety Leadership”. This presentation is typically available for clients only but we’re opening it up to everyone, at no cost!

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June 19, 2024: 12-1 pm CT

Webinar: Safety in the Onsite Industry

This session looks at the hazards associated with wastewater and wastewater systems. It explores the concepts of safety management while discussing proper safety equipment to prevent injuries, immunizations recommended for onsite professionals, good hygiene practices, the common causes of accidents and how they might be prevented.

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June 25, 2024: 9 am - 2:30 pm

Cultivating Conversations

Join U of I Extension and ISAP for a "Panel Discussion and Communications Training for Edge-of-Field Farmers"  in Galesburg, IL.

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June 26, 2024

LICA Focus Auction by BigIron

Big Iron Auction will focus on LICA with special LICA Member benefits, including special pricing, maximum equipment sale returns, full service, and no transportation costs. 

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July 10, 2024 @ 9 am

FREE Remote Ticket Entry Training

JULIE’s Remote Ticket Entry makes it more convenient for you to submit your own locate requests online and avoid potential delays on hold during peak times.  Our Member Services Department offers FREE RTE training with flexible dates to accommodate your busy schedules. 

Register Now

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July 14-16, 2024

AISWCD 76th Annual Meeting & Summer Training Conference

This year’s theme, MAGIC of Conservation, celebrates and encourages our attendees to Make A Greater Individual Commitment to Conservation.

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July 22, 2024

Conservation on the Farm

5:30 - 7:00 pm: University of Illinois Extension Tazewell Branch Office

Brent Fowler, McDonough County farmer and Master Naturalist, will discuss his work restoring prairie on the family corn/soybean farm along with his efforts to improve water quality through nutrient management, reduced tillage, and cover crops. 

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July 24, 2024 @ 1:30 pm

FREE Remote Ticket Entry Training

JULIE’s Remote Ticket Entry makes it more convenient for you to submit your own locate requests online and avoid potential delays on hold during peak times.  Our Member Services Department offers FREE RTE training with flexible dates to accommodate your busy schedules. 

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Click for details about the Will County Field Day.
July 31, 2024 @ 3-6 pm

Nutrient Stewardship Field Day: Manhattan, IL

More information will be shared soon on Will CFB and Will/South Cook SWCD platforms.

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August 14, 2024 @ 9 am

FREE Remote Ticket Entry Training

JULIE’s Remote Ticket Entry makes it more convenient for you to submit your own locate requests online and avoid potential delays on hold during peak times.  Our Member Services Department offers FREE RTE training with flexible dates to accommodate your busy schedules. 

Register Now

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August 19-21, 2024

Watershed Leaders Workshop

Calling all farmers, advisors, and conservationists! Join us for an engaging workshop at Chestnut Mountain Resort, Galena, IL, August 19th-21st. Connect, learn, and take action together.

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August 28, 2024 @ 1:30 pm

FREE Remote Ticket Entry Training

JULIE’s Remote Ticket Entry makes it more convenient for you to submit your own locate requests online and avoid potential delays on hold during peak times.  Our Member Services Department offers FREE RTE training with flexible dates to accommodate your busy schedules. 

Register Now

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September 5, 2024: 12 - 1:30 pm 

Accessing NRCS Land Management Funding

Join American Farmland Trust - Midwest for the Soil Health on Protected Land Lunch & Learn webinar series.

More info coming soon.

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January 16-17, 2025

IADD Annual Conference

Bloomington, IL

Details coming soon

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June 12, 2024 @ 10 am

The Conservation Planning Process Webinar - Part 2

This webinar will advise farmers on how they can use the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to implement conservation practices on their farms.

June 12, 2024 @ 7-8 am

Webinar: Lessons Learned from the Chesapeake Bay

In recent years, farmers in the Chesapeake Bay have fought a losing battle over nutrient management regulations on their farms. In many ways, what happens there may reflect potential risks to Illinois farmers in the near future.  

June 5, 2024 @ 11 am

OSHA Northeast Trench & Excavation Safety Stand Down Kick-off Webinar

This program aims to inform and enhance awareness of working safely in and around trenches and excavations, preventing the all too often fatal caught-in and crushed-by trench collapse incidents.

June 5, 2024 @ 10 am

The Conservation Planning Process Webinar - Part 1

This webinar is designed to help farmers develop a conservation plan for their operation.

June 5, 2024 @ 9 am

FREE Remote Ticket Entry Training

JULIE’s Remote Ticket Entry makes it more convenient for you to submit your own locate requests online and avoid potential delays on hold during peak times.  Our Member Services Department offers FREE RTE training with flexible dates to accommodate your busy schedules. 

June 4, 2024: 1-2 pm 

Webinar: Ready to Get Ahead of Expansive New Government Administrative Mandates?

Be among the first to learn about expansive new Federal administrative guidelines and final rules on Workplace Harassment, The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, Independent Contractors, Noncompete Agreements, and Overtime Exemptions.

May 25, 2024: 12 - 1:30pm 

Soil Health in Easements & Management Plans

Join American Farmland Trust - Midwest for the Soil Health on Protected Land Lunch & Learn webinar series.

May 22, 2024 @ 1:30pm

FREE Remote Ticket Entry Training

JULIE’s Remote Ticket Entry makes it more convenient for you to submit your own locate requests online and avoid potential delays on hold during peak times.  Our Member Services Department offers FREE RTE training with flexible dates to accommodate your busy schedules. 

May 21, 2024

Native Habitat Tour & Field Day

Join the Jefferson Co SWCD at the Puckett Family Farm to learn more about native habitat!  FREE food & drinks, FREE native roundstone seed packets, FREE registration!

RSVP at 618-244-0773 by May 7th!

May 15, 2024 @ 1pm CT

Webinar: OSHA’s Focus Four

Join Lancaster Safety Consulting to learn about construction’s “Focus Four“, the cost of fall accidents, hazard identification, the nature of hazards in the work area, and requirements, examples, procedures​.

May 15, 2024 @ 12pm CT

Webinar: Passive Onsite vs Centralized Wastewater Treatment Systems

The economic and environmental benefits provided through the operation and maintenance (O&M) of centralized WWTPs and passive onsite wastewater treatment systems were quantitatively examined through an analysis of the unit cost, embodied carbon, and embodied energy of wastewater treatment.

May 8, 2024: 8:30-10:15 am 

Webinar: Preventing Falls & Heat Illness

OSHA will hold a free webinar on preventing falls and protecting workers from heat-related illnesses. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available.

May 2, 2024: 12pm 

Webinar: OSHA Recordkeeping 101

OSHA required recordkeeping mandates employers to collect injury and illness data and report it to the government. Recordkeeping can be confusing and if not done correctly employers can be subject to OSHA citations and penalties.

May 1, 2024: 1pm 

Webinar: SAFER x Mental Health America Workshop

Join SAFER for a special workshop to kick off Mental Health Month in May.

April 25, 2024 

Engaging Landowners in Soil Health

Join American Farmland Trust - Midwest for the Soil Health on Protected Land Lunch & Learn webinar series.

April 20, 2024

Clinton CFB Spring Field Day

Join us to learn about the cover crop research taking place in Clinton County and receive information about top considerations for producers who are interested in implementing various nutrient management strategies.

April 18, 2024

Mastering the Art of Leave Management: From Compliance to Administration

This dynamic panel discussion brings together industry experts to unpack the latest trends and legal mandates, providing attendees with actionable insights to navigate this complex area.

April 18, 2024 

SWC Webinar: New Opportunities to Partner with NRCS for Source Water Protection and Climate-Smart Agriculture

This Source Water Collaborative webinar will focus on this year's opportunity to update the USDA NRCS high priority source water protection areas & agricultural & forestry practices landowners can implement to get up to 90% incentive payments to protect drinking water sources under the Farm Bill.

April 10, 2024

Roadway Safety is Workplace Safety: The Need To Eliminate Distracted Driving

FREE Webinar: 1:30 - 2:45 pm

April 10, 2024

Webinar: When Employees Don’t Follow the Safety Rules

Join Lancaster Safety Consulting to learn why employees aren't abiding by company safety and health policies, how employers can help protect themselves against OSHA citations due to employee negligence, and action steps to take to prevent employee misconduct when it comes to their safety and health.

April 8, 2024

Unraveling Streambank Erosion's Role

FREE Webinar: 2 - 2:30 pm

April 4, 2024

Washington County Farm Bureau Nutrient Stewardship Field Day

10 am - 12 pm: Irvington, IL

Learn about cover crop practices, fertilizer management, and much more!

April 3-4, 2024

2024 Conservation Drainage Network Annual Meeting - Westerville, OH

The 2024 meeting will follow up on the 2023 meeting and focus on substantially advancing implementation of conservation drainage. Not just how to better do conservation drainage, but how to get more of it implemented.

March 28, 2024

Morgan County SWCD: Erosion Control Workshop

The Morgan County SWCD is providing a FREE presentation to educate the public on methods and programs available to control erosion, sediment, and water issues.

March 27, 2024

LICA Focus Auction by BigIron

Big Iron Auction will focus on LICA with special LICA Member benefits, including special pricing, maximum equipment sale returns, full service, and no transportation costs. 

March 4-10, 2024

Illinois Soil Health Week

The 2024 Soil Health Week will bring together farmers and eaters, organizations, state leaders, legislators, and other partners to celebrate Illinois's most precious natural resource both virtually and in-person.

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.

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. 

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.  

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

Exploring Species and Chipping Methods to Maximize Bioreactor Efficiency

February 8, 2024 
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.

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