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Local Farmer to Discuss the Benefits of Conservation Farming in McHenry County

[Thursday, March 7, 2019]


John Bartman

Local farmer John Bartman will share his story on how conservation practices on his land have been good for his farm and good for the earth. The presentation takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. 

Bartman is a fifth-generation farmer from Marengo, where he grows grain and vegetables.  He has been using conservation farming practices, such as cover cropping, no-till and biosolid application for several years, and will share the results.  He will also reflect on the current state of farming and will discuss ways to support the local farming community.

The presentation will be one hour, followed by questions and comments from the audience.

This event is being hosted by John Bartman with support from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County and the McHenry County College Horticulture Department.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Alissa Moore at or (815) 479-7563 or Linda Balek at

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