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Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation News   
March 1, 2021
"Keeping Connected" Alumni Webinar Series
This month's featured speaker will be Chris Harbourt discussing "Carbon: What's in it for Agriculture?" Leveraging over 25 years of experience in leadership positions at the intersection of science, agriculture, engineering, and business, Chris leads Indigo’s efforts to develop a trusted and scientifically rigorous carbon credit program for farmers. Chris first joined Indigo in 2019 as Vice President, where he was responsible for guiding Indigo’s Product and Engineering teams in the development of digital agronomic tools to support row crop growers in adopting more beneficial growing practices proven to reduce on-farm emissions and sequester carbon dioxide in soils. Today, as Global Head of Carbon, Chris oversees all aspects of the Indigo Carbon program -- from scientific collaborations to corporate buyer partnerships, grower resources to business strategy -- with the aim of establishing agricultural carbon credits as an indispensable resource for increasing grower profitability and environmental sustainability. An accomplished scientist and business strategist, Chris has experience founding, leading, and growing agtech companies dedicated to helping the world’s farmers grow more abundant and sustainable crops.
We Thank Our IALF Supporters 
"Keeping Connected" Alumni Webinar Series
The IALF extends our gratitude to our "Keeping Connected"
alumni webinar series sponsors. 
News and Events

Bill Leigh (IALP '02), President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Vice Chair of the National Corn Growers Association's Risk Management and Transportation Action Team, took part in a Q&A with Illinois Farmer Today. He answered questions regarding lock and damn issues, issues impacting corn producers, as well his own experiences in the industry. You can read more here

Randy Dickhut (IALP '92), Farmers National Company Senior Vice President of Real Estate Operations discusses the farmland market with Brownfield News, noting that there is a decrease in the amount of available farmland. You can read more and listen to the interview here
Save the Date!

Join us Monday, June 21st for the annual Alumni Memorial Golf Outing! Catch up with your fellow alumni and enjoy a round of golf at beautiful Crestwicke Country Club in Bloomington, Illinois. 
Learn more about alumni, news, events, and more by connecting with IALF!
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