Who We Are
The Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP) is a coalition of agricultural organizations and agribusinesses including Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Corn Growers Association, Illinois Soybean Association Checkoff Program, Illinois Pork Producers Association, Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, Syngenta, GROWMARK, and Monsanto. CBMP was founded in 1998.
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Working to assist and encourage adoption of best management practices (BMPs) to protect and enhance natural resources and the sustainability of agriculture in Illinois.
- Identify effective, environmentally sound and economically sustainable BMPs for production agriculture
- Increase farmers’ voluntary adoption of BMPs through promotion, education, information transfer, demonstration, evaluation, incentives and recognition programs
- Communicate with stakeholders the progress made toward BMP adoption
Our Program Focus
Our focus is on reducing nutrient losses and enhancing nutrient efficiency. Significant resources are dedicated to education and outreach on best management practices to the agricultural community in eight priority watersheds, including Lake Springfield, Lake Decatur, Evergreen Lake, Lake Bloomington, Vermilion River (Illinois Basin), Salt Fork Vermilion River (Wabash Basin), Lake Vermilion and Lake Mauvaise Terre.
Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois Soybean Association Checkoff Program
Illinois Corn Growers Association
Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association
Illinois Pork Producers Association