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Join us virtually for the Conservation Cropping Seminar!

February 3rd, 2022

9:00 am -12:00 pm CST

This is a FREE virtual event that will cover tactics and concepts to improve your farm. Hear from farmers (and other smart people!) with a passion for conservation. Don't miss your chance to learn about soil health and conservation techniques that SAVE MONEY and BUILD SOIL.

We hope you are having a good time fishing your pond! Now is the the time to think about spring restocking. The Champaign County SCWD holds two fish sales every year and our Spring sale has started!

A few things to remember are:

  • All orders need to be in by Friday, March 11th 2022.

  • Grass Carp require a special permit (we will get the permit), but orders need to be submitted by Friday, March 4th 2022.

  • The fish pickup date is Thursday, March 24th from 12:00-1:30 p.m., at 2110 W. Park Ct. Champaign (One block west of Country Fair Drive, west of Schnucks and Texas Roadhouse)

We will send out reminder cards and schedule pickup times that are spread out so we can minimize your waiting time.

Thank you and happy fishing!

Exciting things are happening with the Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources Initiative – two positions are open for applications!

The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts is hiring an Illinois STAR Coordinator.

The Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District is hiring a STAR Operations Manager.

CCSWCD Hiring STAR Operations Manager

To meet state and national agricultural and conservation goals and sustainably feed a growing world population, agricultural conservation practices need to work at the field level. Communicating how conservation solves real issues farmers face, while also providing environmental benefits, will be key to long term adoption. The STAR Operations Manager will work closely with partners to implement and grow STAR. This will be accomplished by leading administrative and operational tasks, successfully seeking funding, and communicating the value of the STAR tool. The successful candidate will work with and provide support to conservation partners administering STAR to enhance initiative effectiveness. The STAR Operations Manager position is funded via a two-year grant, with the possibility for extension. This position is optionally remote, with occasional travel to the CCSWCD office, committee meetings, farmer/Licensee/Affiliate check-ins, etc. The anticipated start date will occur in January 2022. See the position announcement for more information. Please send a cover letter, resume, professional references, and desired salary to Erin Gundy,, with the subject matter “STAR OM Position”. For full consideration, apply by December 14, 2021. Contact Erin for additional questions.

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