Impact of Cover Crops on Water Quality and Soil Health

Thursday, June 6 | 4 – 7 p.m. | Kewanee, Illinois

Earthworm in soil from cover crop field

Come learn how cover crops can positively impact water quality from a diverse mix of perspectives. You’ll hear from a farmer, a soil health expert and an ag retailer’s perspective, and you’ll get to view a rainfall simulator demonstration. The farmer, Brian, will share his playbook for managing soybeans following a cereal rye cover crop, as well as some of the on-farm research projects he’s involved in.

HOST: Brian Corkill | (309) 525-1376 |


Brian Corkill and his father, Alan, farm 1,200 acres of corn and soybeans in Henry and Stark counties in Illinois using strip-till and no-till systems, along with cover crops. Brian has been participating in a Soil Health Partnership on-farm research trial to learn more about the profitability of using cover crops in a conventional corn-soybean rotation, and to have a better way to measure how cover crops can improve soil health.


  • Cover crop management
  • Ag retailer’s perspective on grain markets and agronomy


LOCATION: 405 West South St. Kewanee, Illinois 61443


From I-80: Take Exit 27 toward Galva / Atkinson and go south on 2050 E / County Road 5 for 12 miles. Turn left (east) on N 570th Avenue and go 4 miles, then turn right (south) on Co Rd 41. In 0.5 mile, turn left (east) on W South Street and travel 1 mile.


A meal will be provided. Please RSVP by clicking the blue button below. 

We take RSVP numbers to get an idea of the amount of food that we need to provide for the event. If you RSVP after the deadline but before the event, you are still welcome, but we cannot guarantee a meal.

RSVP by June 4

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