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Conservation Expo in Western Illinois

Good Hope, IL – For decades, the Conservation Expo in Illinois has offered farmers, engineers, and the general public a chance to learn about land improvement practices and equipment. But instead of bringing people to a convention center or lecture hall, the expo is held in the field to provide a first-hand look at what's being done. 14 conservation practices were demonstrated at Conservation Expo 2005, which was held on the farm of Jerry and Leslie Lewis near Good Hope. Tile drainage, pond management, and stream bank stabilization were among the practices showcased during the three day event. Thousands of people attended the expo. Jerry Lewis says it was a chance to educate people on what's being done to improve conservation. Listen to News Director Rich Egger's feature on Conservation Expo 2005 by clicking on the audio button above.