Tree Buffer Grants Across IL

2022 Applications are Closed

 

Tree buffers are just one of the current best management practices that pig farmers are embracing to benefit the environment. A buffer is an area of trees that are strategically placed to provide a wind break, recycle clean air, and provide curb appeal to a landscape. Click on the highlighted counties below to see some examples of tree buffers across the state of Illinois. 

 

Pig farmers in Illinois have the opportunity to take part in a tree buffer grant program. The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is offering this incentive for farmers to implement fresh landscaping on their pig farms. Pig farmers from across the state have already utilized this program in the past years.

 

A buffer is an area of trees that are strategically placed to provide a windbreak, recycle clean air, and provide curb appeal to a landscape. This grant program is offered to Illinois pig farmers on a first-come-first-serve basis. Funding aids with the purchase of trees and shrubs, as well as design and tree placement. Tree installation costs will not be covered under this grant. IPPA will provide up to $2,500 of the cost.

 

Ted Funk, an environmental engineer for IPPA funded in part by the Illinois Soybean Association Checkoff Program, provides his talents of research and planning to benefit the farmer. A local Extension educator may also play a role by suggesting the best types of trees for the desired location. This group effort is to ensure the farmer has all the right tools they need to create a useful tree buffer.

 

If you are a farmer wanting to apply for the grant, please click here

 

Adams

Alexander

Bond

Boone

Brown

Bureau

Calhoun

Carroll

Cass

Champaign

Christian

Clark

Clay

Clinton

Coles

Cook

Crawford

Cumberland

DeKalb

DeWitt

Douglas

DuPage

Edgar

Edwards

Effingham

Fayette

Ford

Franklin

Fulton

Greene

Grundy

Hamilton

Hancock

Hardin

Henderson

Henry

Iroquois

Jackson

Jasper

Jefferson

Jersey

Jo Daviess

Johnson

Kane

Kankakee

Kendall

Knox

LaSalle

Lake

Lawrence

Lee

Livingston

Logan

Macon

Macoupin

Madison

Marion

Marshall

Mason

Massac

McDonough

McHenry

McLean

Menard

Mercer

Monroe

Montgomery

Morgan

Moultrie

Ogle

Peoria

Perry

Piatt

Pike

Pope

Pulaski

Putnam

Randolph

Richland

Rock Island

Saline

Sangamon

Schuyler

Scott

Shelby

St. Clair

Stark

Stephenson

Tazewell

Union

Vermilion

Wabash

Warren

Washington

Wayne

White

Whiteside

Will

Williamson

Winnebago

Woodford

Gallatin