Tree Buffer Grants Across IL
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.