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2021 Farm Progress Show

During the 3-day Farm Progress Show held August 31 - September 2, 2021 in Decatur, IL, ILICA showcased the installation of over 30 acres of pattern tile drainage and another 12'x50' denitrifying woodchip bioreactor. The perfect weather for the end of August yielded great attendance for the event and made in-field work comfortable for all volunteers. In-field event attendees learned about the proper installation of subsurface drainage tile and exactly what bioreactors look like, how they function, and what services they provide water quality management here in IL from ILICA volunteers. Those event attendees in Progress City proper also had the opportunity to catch ILICA at the Partners in Conservation tent to learn more about the Association and to view old subsurface drain tile artifacts and tools.

THANK YOU to all the following involved with this great project.

​Our sincere thanks goes out to our generous Associates and partners for their donations including equipment, materials, and manpower:

​A & E Construction Supply, Inc.; Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.; Agri Drain Corp.; Birkey's; BRON; Brown Bear Corp.; Central Plastic Products, Inc.; Cook's AGPS, LLC; Fratco, Inc.; Martin Equipment of Illinois, Inc.; Natural Resources Conservation Service; Northland Trenching Equipment, LLC; Port Industries, Inc.; Prinsco, Inc.; Roland Machinery Co.; Schlatter's, Inc.; Springfield Plastics, Inc.; Xylem, LTD.

Thank you to the ILICA volunteers who showed up and volunteered their time, expertise, and staff during construction of the project including:

Dick Anderberg, Steve Anderson, Tom Beyers, Lee Bunting, Grant Curtis, Brian Brooks & BFT Crew, Bill Dean & DD Crew, David Kennedy & KFD Crew, Eric Layden, Earl Mast, Jon Seevers & SFDI Crew, Stan Seevers, Shawn Stigall, & KT Woodford.

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