SUMMER VACATION HAS STARTED
and the Paris High School Ag and Chemistry Teachers are taking the stewardship message directly to our young, developing minds that will shape production agriculture of the future. This program will challenge secondary education students to learn and help discover better ways to approach nutrient stewardship in the field, while providing outreach to those of the urban community that are not very familiar with production agriculture. This project will hopefully inspire young minds to continue their education into areas involving Illinois production agriculture. It will serve as a “jump-start” to a new era of secondary education with an emphasis on production ag and environmental stewardship.
PROJECT MADE POSSIBLE BY...
Paris High School administrators, educators and student's commitment to support and participate in this project made it a success. The commitment of the teachers involved, Mrs. Knott, Mrs. Howard, and Mrs Block, brought the project to life.
Keep It 4R Crop is an outreach program created by the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association and funded by the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council. The combination of these two organizations have provided Illinois producers critical information to improve nutrient stewardship while keeping a focus on farm profitability.
Illini FS wants to help local producers create their own nutrient management strategy and share with local communities agriculture's commitment to preserving the quality of our natural resources. Illini FS believes it is "All about MOM", Minimize environmental impact by Optimizing harvest yield and Maximizing nutrient utilization. "If we all focus on MOM good things will happen."
WEB SOIL SURVEY
Explore properties of soils found in local fields or in fields where you to learn more about... all from the tips of your fingers (or thumbs).
LOCAL WATERSHED INFORMATION AND MAPS
Utilize a easy-to-use U.S. EPA website to discover more information about an area of interest, whether streams, rivers, impaired bodies of water, or watershed designation.
Building Soils for Better Crops.
This free .pdf book offers a dive into the importance of soil health to agriculture and future generations. The book is written for those with little agricultural background but want to learn more about our natural resource, the soil.