15 Feb 2023

Be a Part of the History of Soils in Illinois

Your land, your soil may have been part of an historical and extensive soil sampling program dating back to 1899 by the University of Illinois. If your land was part of the original research, then the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) needs your help in bringing soil sampling of that specific location full circle. Press Release   Illinois Centennial Soil Archive Project – One-pager

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12 Mar 2021

NREC meets and seats new member and elects officers

SPRINGFIELD, IL March 12, 2021. The Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) held its board meeting on March 10 in Bloomington, Il.  During the course of the meeting, a new board member was seated, another retired and elections for officers were held.

David Wessel of Chandlerville, Ill. was named to the board to represent the Illinois Soybean Association.  Wessel raises corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle, and hay on his no-till farm. He has been involved with the Clear Lake Drainage District, Cass Morgan County Farm Bureau and the Illinois Farm Bureau. Wessel also serves as an at-large director for the Illinois Soybean Association.

Don Guinnip was elected treasurer of the NREC Executive Committee and serves along with Jeff Kirwan, Chairman; Ed Corrigan, Vice-Chair; and Chuck Cawley, Secretary.

Wessel replaces Jenny Mennenga who was treasurer and whose terms limits had been met. “Jenny has been a great asset to the organization, bringing a soybean farmer’s perspective to the table. We thank her for her service to NREC,” Jeff Kirwan said.