Illinois Farm Bureau to meet about water quality

The Illinois Farm Bureau experts plan to meet with Union County farmers at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 11, at the USDA building Anna to share information about protecting water quality.

Lauren Lurkins, director of Natural & Environmental Resources division of the Ill. Farm Bureau, will be the guest speaker. A complimentary breakfast will be provided.

The meeting is part of a major initiative to help farmers learn how they can operate to keep nutrients (fertilizer) from leaving farm fields and entering streams, lakes and rivers, where they might harm water quality. 

Illinois farmers are joining cities, towns and others in working to improve the state's water quality that can be impacted by wastewater treatment plants and from urban and farm runoff.

The Illinois Farm Bureau is a member of the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices, CBMP, which a coalition of agricultural organizations and agribusinesses helping to identify stewardship practices that work, are good for the environment and make economic sense for farmers. The CBMP website ( provides information for the public and farmers.

For more information, contact Litton Power at CBMP by calling 217-528-3434 or emailing

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