FARMING & WATER QUALITY

It’s finally here! The month you have all been waiting for: Water Quality Month. Let’s celebrate our corn farmers for all of the things they do to improve the water quality on their farms, shall we?

Oftentimes, technology on the farm seems to raise concerns about the integrity of how our food is being grown. But in reality, technology helps farmers to do their job more efficiently and with more precision! This precision plays a huge role in a farmer’s ability to raise crops without having a negative impact on the environment.

One example of this is GPS and soil mapping technology. This technology has enabled farmers to apply the exact amount of fertilizer to specific areas of their field as needed. This way, over application is avoided. Less over application of nutrients means less nutrient runoff into waterways and streams. Here, some farmers from Illinois explain this technology to Chicago moms:

Stay tuned to learn more about farming and water quality!

rsandersonRosalie Sanderson
Membership Administrative Assistant