Congratulations to Larry Thompson of Elmwood was the 2018 Conservation Award Winner. Larry operates around 540 acres of ground in Peoria County. He primarily uses no-till in his operation with a wheat-corn-soybean rotation.  Larry has put in over 7000' of terraces and basins in the past 4 years.  Congratulations to Larry. Presenting Larry with his award is Jerry Wyatt, Chairman of PCSWCD.

 

 

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Every year we hold an Annual Meeting to provide landowners in Peoria County with an update of our yearly accomplishments and highlights as well as to hold our annual election for the Directors whose term has expired.  Currently in the even numbered years we have two of the five directors up for election/re-election and in the odd numbered years the other three would be up for election/re-election.  Around 2007 we began having a breakfast meeting on a Saturday morning in February, now at the Brimfield High School .  We always invite both County Board members, State Legislators and other distinguished guests and give them a chance to share what they know with the group.  Staff also gives reports of the year's progress and offers updates about our various sales and educational programs.  And finally, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated Directors this year, we always have a large number of door prizes ranging from bird houses to restaurant gift cards. See below for a list of our 2017 donors and for a copy of the 2017 Annual Meeting Brochure.  The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on February 9th.  Please see a director or the office for tickets.  They cost $7.50 and are required so that we have an accurate count for the meal preparations.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

 

   Businesses

Ag-Land FS 

Akron Services

 

Altorfer, Inc.

Bank of Yates City

 

Brimfield True Value Hardware & Supply Co.

 

Compeer Financial

 

Coyote Creek Golf Club

 

Dennis Headley—Syngenta Crop Production

 

Dusty's Farm & Home Supply

 

Fliginger Equipment, Inc.

 

German-Bliss Equipment, Inc.
Greg Janssen-Country Companies

 

Herrmann Integrated Agronomy

Jordan's Mobil Service Center

 

KE Seed Agency
Kelly Seed & Hardware Co.

 

Kickapoo Creek Metal

 

Lone Wolf Tree Stands

 

Martin-Sullivan Equipment

 

Midwest Equipment

 

Monica Elevator

 

Peoria Co. Corn/Soy Promoters

 

Peoria County Farm Bureau

 

Peoria Co Veterinary Association

 

Pheasants Forever

 

Presley’s Outdoors

 

Pro-Automotive

 

Sherman’s Pharmacy

 

Stewart Seed Co.

Suburban Gas, Inc.

 

Thompson & McCoy Earthmoving

 

Tom Kelley-Country Financial

 

Wildlife Prairie Park

 

Zane’s Automotive Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESTAURANTS

 

Avanti's

Elmwood Locker

 

Gil’s Supper Club

 

Hickory River Smokehouse

 

The Hog Trof

 

Jubilee Café
Longhorn Steakhouse
Ludy’s

 

Mayflower Family Restaurant

My Place Bar & Grill

 

Olive Garden

 

Pottstown Meat & Deli

 

Red Lobster

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We were also honored to present Carol Trumpe, former Peoria County Board Member, with the 2017 Friend of Conservation Award. Carol has always been a big supporter of the Peoria County Soil & Water Conservation District and we thank her for her efforts to help the District.  Congratulations Carol.

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After breakfast, members listened to Paul Rosenbohm, Peoria County Board, Ryan Spain, State Representative, and Conservation Police Officers, Troy Lazelle and Scott Avery.

 

 

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Scott Wallace, NRCS District Conservationist talks about Soil Health.

 

 

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Current and Former Board of Directors.

 

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