Spring is in full swing and that means farmers and gardeners alike are in full gear to get fields prepared and seed beds planted, all while navigating the impact of weather patterns. On behalf of your friends and fellow conservationists here at the AISWCD, we wish you and your farm/garden conservation teams a safe and sustainable season of sowing seeds of prosperity.

While the farm provides year-long work, excitement, opportunity, and challenges, for many of us, spring is a time to be hopeful – a chance to improve upon last year’s successes and learn from last year’s struggles. As the days get longer and warmer, our senses are always heightened. The grass turns green, the flowers and trees begin to bloom, many a field are covered with hues of spring green and purple, the songbirds sing a little louder, and the bees begin buzzing.  It’s like all of mother nature’s creations awaken from a sleep ready to meet a new day.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership with your Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts and its member-driven Association.  We stand ready to support your conservation journey and wish you a safe and sustainable season of regeneration, soil health, and planting optimism across each field.

Onwards and upwards in our quest for clean water and healthy soils!

Dr. Michael Woods
Executive Director, Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts

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