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We work with ag retailers to improve management of our key soil, nutrient and crop-protection resources by keeping them on our cropland and out of our streams, rivers and lakes.

Why we are doing it

Ag retailers are key players in addressing nutrient runoff by ensuring their customers’ dollars stay on the field for crop nutrition, rather than running off into nearby waterways.


Our webinars present the latest nutrient management research and economic returns for ag retailer products and services that improve water quality.

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Learn more about the benefits of products and services your facility offers by downloading our free materials and accessing PARM’s interactive tools.

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Latest News

Heaving found in Alfalfa Taproots

April 8, 2019 5:13 PM

Heaving in alfalfa taproots was recently observed in southern Indiana. Keith Johnson, forage specialist at Purdue University, states temperature swings could cause widespread damage and that growers, CCAs, agronomists, etc., should scout fields immediately for winter injury and heaving.

Heaving is characterized by freezing and thawing ground that pushes the plant crowns and upper taproots up, almost separating the crown from the taproot altogether. This can predispose the crop to disease, states Johnson. Read the full article here.

Clean Lakes Alliance Breakfast

April 1, 2019 4:29 PM

Join Clean Lakes Alliance at the annual Community Breakfast on Wednesday, May 8th at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall to hear from lake experts and community leaders about the state of the Yahara River Watershed lakes.

Clean Lakes Alliance Community Breakfast
Presented by Foley & Lardner LLP

Wednesday, May 8th; 7:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
$1,000 per table | $100 per seat
Government, nonprofit, educational, & student discounts available
Reserve your seat today!

This year, we’ll hear from Wisconsin DNR Secretary Preston D. Cole about water initiatives for Madison and the State of Wisconsin.

Great Lakes Conservation Connect Events

March 27, 2019 8:00 AM

Great Lakes Conservation Connect (GLCC) is holding a free workshop today from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for agencies, organizations, farmers, and landowners about opportunities to improve water quality and strengthen the future of farming in the region.

3360 Gypsy Ln,
Mt. Morris, NY 14510
Email Aaron Ristow for more information or to register.

If you missed it, feel free to email Aaron for future events or visit!

GLCC is also hosting a landowner learning circle March 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. focused on pollinator habitats. Join women conservation and agriculture professionals as well as women farmland owners for a free conversation about how to implement pollinator habitats on your land and the benefits.

Pahl’s Farm Market,
12076 SH 53 West,
Upper Sandusky, OH

To RSVP call 419-673-7238, ext 3 or visit this link:

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New Director and Technician Positions Open at American Farmland Trust

MARCH 14, 2019 2:44 PM

Women for the Land Initiative Director
AFT is seeking a strong and collaborative leader to lead and expand its Women for the Land Initiative
throughout the country. The primary responsibilities of this position are to direct strategy, provide leadership, and support program activities for AFT’s Women for the Land initiative to advance AFT’s mission across the nation. The ideal work location is in close proximity to one of AFT’s six offices (Seattle, WA; Sacramento, CA; Saratoga Springs, NY; Sycamore, IL; Northampton, MA or Washington, DC). However, this can be a remote position. Access the full position description.

Research Director
AFT is now looking for a new director to significantly expand the research agenda and capabilities of AFT’s research center to keep pace with AFT’s holistic mission. The director will lead the Farms Under Threat Initiative and other research efforts and will actively collaborate and coordinate with all divisions at AFT to ensure that AFT’s programming is strategic, efficiently delivered, well-received, academically defensible and impactful.The Farms Under Threat (FUT) Initiative uses advanced spatial analyses to map current and past land use, examine patterns of land use change and assess future threats to America’s most valuable farmlands. Access the full position description. 

Midwest Conservation Technician
The conservation technician position offers an exciting opportunity to help the Upper Macoupin Creek
Watershed Partnership reach its goals. The selected professional will work with the Midwest deputy director and the Midwest AFT team to engage farmers in adopting sound farming practices capable of protecting environmental quality and responding to the growing impacts of climate change. Access the full position description.