Thank You to the 69th SWCS International Annual Conference
Sponsors and Exhibitors!


Platinum Sponsors

MonsantoSoil Health Partnership

Gold Sponsors

  Dupont PioneerCover Crop SolutinosLa Crosse Forage & Turf Seed LLC

American Farmland Trust

Bronze Sponsor

Hickenbottom IncSoil and Water Conservation SocietyCargill
SWCS Illinois Chapter

Conference Supporter

Mark Steffek, SWCS Southwest Region Director | Coca-Cola | Atlantic Bottling Company

Virtual Trade Show

USDA-National Ag Statistics Service

Agriculture Counts

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.  NASS conducts the Census of Agriculture every five years, providing the only source of consistent, comparable, and detailed agricultural data for every county in America. NASS is committed to providing timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

Illinois Stewardship Alliance

At Illinois Stewardship Alliance we envision a system where our local farms are treated as a precious resource, where conservation minded farmers, agricultural industry, universities, agencies and organizations work in fellowship to develop the skill of stewardship in managing our local foods system.

Cover Crop Solutions
Cover Crop

Cover Crop Solutions produces high quality cover crop seed including Tillage Radish® with certified genetic purity, certified Tillage RootMax™, Cover Crop Ryegrass, and TillageMax Mixes™.  

Our commitment to sharing the benefits of cover crops for improved soil health is backed by continual research projects that prove how cover crops can reduce input costs without compromising high yields. Ask us about “cover crops that pay!”



GYPSOIL, a division of Beneficial Reuse Management LLC, is the leading supplier of gypsum to agriculture. GYPSOIL brand gypsum helps farmers improve productivity by providing valuable nutrients, and by improving soil structure, water infiltration and moisture retention. GYPSOIL also helps prevent the loss of nutrients and topsoil from agricultural fields. For more about GYPSOIL and how gypsum benefits crop production and the environment, visit

DuPont Pioneer
DuPont Pioneer

DuPont Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®




Agren’s on-line conservation planning software allows users to plan conservation practice alternatives like farm ponds or wetlands on agricultural land with dramatic increases in speed, ease, and accuracy using remotely-sensed elevation data (LiDAR). Agren’s customers span both public and private sectors and include local, state, and federal government agencies, non-profits, engineers, and land improvement contractors. Founded in 1996, Agren is headquartered in Carroll, Iowa. 

The Fertilizer Institute

The Fertilizer Institute

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is the leading voice of the nation’s fertilizer industry. Tracing its roots back to 1883, TFI’s membership includes fertilizer producers, wholesalers, retailers and trading firms. TFI’s full-time staff, based in Washington, D.C., serves its members through legislative, educational, technical, economic information and public communication programs. Find more information about TFI online at and follow us on Twitter at @Fertilizer_Inst. Learn more about TFI’s nutrient stewardship initiatives at and on Twitter at @4rnutrients.

Truax Company, Inc.


Truax Company manufactures precision grass, wildflower, legume and grain seeding equipment for grain, hay and pasture production and farm programs. Our line-up includes pull-type and 3-point hitch mount drills and broadcasters ranging from 4 to 15 feet wide, as well as electric and hand operated seed slingers for smaller areas.

La Crosse Seed

La Crosse Forage & Turf Seed LLC

La Crosse Seed is a Midwest small seed company headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin offering high quality cover crop, forage, turf, pollinator and native seeds to a large area in the central US (covering 16 states from Montana to Pennsylvania, and from Minnesota to Kentucky).  La Crosse Seed largely collaborates with agriculture input and seed dealers who deliver sound agronomic products and insight to growers, ranchers, and landowners.  La Crosse Seed believes a key to advancing cover cropping and sustainable agricultural practices is offering flexible solutions that are proven through success and understanding while maintaining the highest levels of seed quality possible.

Agri Drain Corporation

Agri Drain Corporation

For over 37 years, Agri Drain Corporation has been committed to manufacturing and supplying high-quality, durable, and affordable products for use in conservation practices that conserve water, improve water quality and wildlife habitat, reduce flooding, minimize soil erosion and nutrient loss, and provide on-farm, agronomic benefits. We’re your partner in water management: 1-800-232-4742 or

American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust


Since its founding in 1980, AFT has assisted in the preservation of millions of farmland acres, created innovative tools to improve environmental quality while maintaining farm productivity, and helped farmers keep their land for the next generation. We protect farmland both by the acre and the inch: “No Farms, No Food.”

USDA-NRCS Central National Technology Support Center

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, the CNTSC is one of three national technology support centers comprised of various technical specialists (Technology Transfer & Assistance Team) and three technology teams (Grazing Lands, Wildlife, Wetlands).  They are responsible for acquiring, developing, and transferring science-based technology through training workshops, webinars, publications, reports, national standards, and scientific papers to NRCS field employees throughout the nation.

USDA Climate Hub

America’s farmers, ranchers and forest landowners face a complex and ever-changing threat in the form of a changing and shifting climate.  USDA launched seven regionally-located Climate Hubs to act as depots of data and practical, science-based tools and strategies to adapt and succeed in the face of a changing climate.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Stormwater Management Model

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority leads the Rural Stormwater Management Model Project for Healthy Lake Huron: Clean Water, Clean Beaches, a partnership of local conservation agencies, public health, ministries, counties, and communities in a rural area along Lake Huron’s southeast shoreline on the Canadian side. ABCA was Ontario’s first conservation authority.

US Environmental Protection Agency


The EPA Office of Water ensures drinking water is safe, and restores and maintains oceans, watersheds, and their aquatic ecosystems to protect human health, support economic and recreational activities, and provide healthy habitat for fish, plants, and wildlife.

EnviroCert Internationl

EnviroCert International, Inc. is recognized internationally as a certification body for professionals in the erosion and sediment control, and storm water quality industries. With over 30 years of certification experience, EnviroCert International, Inc. takes pride in our certification programs.

USDA Forest Service

The research and development arm of the U.S. Forest Service works at the forefront of science to improve the health and use of our Nation's forests and grasslands. More than 500 Forest Service researchers work in a range of biological, physical, and social science fields.Their work informs policy and land management decisions in areas such as wildland fire, invasive plants, and insects, degraded river ecosystems, and sustainable ways to harvest forest products.

Iowa Soybean Association

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) develops policies and programs that help farmers expand profit opportunities while promoting environmentally sensitive production using the soybean checkoff and other resources. The Association is governed by an elected board of 21 volunteer farmers and serves more than 11,000 members throughout the state.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food & Ministry of Rural Affairs

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs help to build strong, vital communities through the promotion of social and environmental policies and research programs.  The ministries encourage a stronger agri-food sector by investing in the development and transfer of innovative technologies, emerging markets, and providing regulatory oversight and effective risk management tools.

National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)


NACD's mission is to serve conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation.  Conservation Districts assist landowners and operators in managing and protecting natural resources on private lands and many public lands in the U.S.  NACD also provides education materials on soil, water, forestry, habitat, outdoor classrooms and more.

Sand County Foundation

Sand County Foundation is dedicated to using a land ethic, good science and incentives to improve the environmental management of privately-owned working lands.  We operate and fund projects directed at improving water quality in the context of a healthy farm economy.

Green Cover Seed

Green Cover Seed provides Cover Crop Strategies for Soil Health to customers in all 50 states.  Over 70 cover crop species in stock and everything custom mixed to meet the specific needs of the producer.  Home of the SMARTmix calculator, the industry's leading Cover Crop Selection tool.  

Center Seeds
Center Seeds

Center Seeds, the cover crop specialist, is a nationwide distributor of cover crop seeds and blends. Our base of 100+ dealers over 20 states help farmers grow cover crops to support ecological, sustainable cash crops with organic nutrients profitably.

Soil Health Partnership

The main goal of the SHP is to demonstrate the benefits of improved soil health, which include increased agricultural productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability outcomes through the adoption of best management practices such as conservation tillage, cover crops, and advanced nutrient management. Cropping system advances to improve soil health—fostered through the SHP project—will result from the unique interprofessional collaboration implemented by the SHP, farmers, private industry, and academic personnel.

Ward Laboratories, Inc.

Ward Laboratories, Inc. is an agriculture testing laboratory dedicated to serving farmers & ranchers since 1983. We specialize in testing soils, plants, feed, forages, water, manures, fertilizer and other special testing projects. Our mission statement: Guiding Producers Today To Feed The World Tomorrow.

Dow AgroSciences

DOW AgroSciences


Dow AgroSciences embraces our environmental responsibilities.  We are committed to developing solutions that transform the agricultural industry and support a more sustainable world.

USGS Illinois Water Science Center



The USGS Illinois Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of Illinois.

Exhibitor or sponsor questions? Contact 1-800-THE SOIL.