- Fairbury News staff
Iffts receive farm honor
This year’s Conservation Farm Family Award from the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District was presented to the Jim Ifft family of Fairbury.
The family consists of Jim and Julie Ifft and their son Josh along with his wife Erin. They farm around 2,000 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat and utilize cover crops on many of those acres. The family is conservation minded and has been using cover crops for over five years and have seen great results. Cover crops and no-till have cut erosion from wind and water to practically nothing on their land.
The Iffts have expanded into cover crop sales and custom seeding to help serve the local farmers. In addition to their conservation efforts, Jim is very active with the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed steering committee and is willing to help anyone with conservation questions. Several soil and water conservation events have been hosted by the Ifft family.
This year's Conservation Farm Family Award was presented during Thursday's annual meeting of the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District in Pontiac.