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Marshall-Putnam SWCD

1511 University Court

Henry, IL 61537


Phone: 309-364-3913 x3

Fax: 855-693-7119


Marshall-Putnam SWCD

The Marshall-Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

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Marshall-Putnam Soil & Water

Conservation District

1511 University Court

Henry, IL 61537

309-364-3913 x3

Marshall-Putnam Soil & Water Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Agenda

SAFE Acres


Do You Own Ground in Whitefield, Saratoga,

Steuben or LaPrairie Township?

If so you may qualify for the SAFE program (State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement). This is a brand new program which allows farmers to enroll any number of acres into grass practices. It is similar to the traditional CRP program where you will get yearly payments for 10 to 15 years based on soil rental rates. Below are some of the requirements:


 The field can be less than 5 acres in size.

 You must have a cropping history 4 out of 6 years from 1996 to 2001 (based on the 2002 farm bill)

 $2 per acre maintenance rate

 Floodplain soils and HEL ground qualifies

 All practices include a Signing Incentive Payment and Practice Incentive Payment


Below is a map of the designated SAFE area.

Need a soil map? You can get them online! Click the link below and then click the green start button to begin.

Lady Landowner head to Bloomington

Click here for the registration form


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