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Monthly Archive: July 2019

Local Internship Opportunity: SWCD Seeks Education Specialist

The Coles County SWCD is offering an internship as an Education Specialist for the 2019-2020 school year. Under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, the Education Specialist-Intern will develop and present conservation, environmental, and agricultural education programs to audiences of…
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USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began accepting applications on June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. FSA stopped accepting applications last fall for the continuous…
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2019 STAR Field Forms To Be Released Soon

The Saving Tomorrow’s Agricultural Resources (STAR) program will soon be entering it’s 3rd year, and with endorsements and support from the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District Association, Illinois Department of Agriculture, and a number of industry groups, the program…
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Master Naturalist Program Coming to Coles County

The Illinois Extension’s Master Naturalist Program is coming to Coles County! If you are an adult who loves the outdoors, has a concern for the local environment and wants to provide education and service to help your local community this…
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Photo Contest Winners Announced

We received some really great submissions for this year’s local Conservation Photo Contest. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Sandra Cooper and Joseph Perez! Cooper’s submission “Monarch Magnet” took first in Close Up Conservation. Perez received several first place awards: in…
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