The Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a Cover Crop Champion / Soil Health Team Tour on Friday, May 26. Registration is at 9AM in the east parking lot at the Riverland Community College in Austin. Bus transportation will be provided to the farms. The event is free, including lunch.

Tour stops include the Tom Finnegan farm with discussion topics including harvesting and grazing cover crops and no-till planting into terminated cover crops.

The second stop is at the Terry and Cindy Hamilton farm, discussion topics include no-till and strip-till planting into terminated winter wheat, and herbicide options for conventional corn and soybeans.

The final stop is at the Cotter farm., topics include cover crop harvesting and grazing, and strip-till into terminated cover crops.

The Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District ask that you RSVP by this Friday May 19, 2017 so they can plan bus transportation and the lunch. Contact Tim Ruzek at the Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District, 507-434-2603.