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Soil and Water Conservation District to Host Farm Tour

08/15/2018 @ 3:00pm

The Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host a tour of the Jim Robbins farm located in Wilton Township, Will County, on Wednesday, August 15th.  Starting at 3:00 p.m., participants will have an opportunity to view the actual construction site of a grassed waterway demonstrating a popular conservation practice that is used to manage field drainage.

 

The tour will include field stops with a strip-till practice, a cover crop using a radish/oat seed mix and a soil pit where a soil profile evaluation will be completed.  There will also be a demonstration of infiltration rates  and soil loss/erosion using a rainfall simulator.

 

Join us along with a group of knowledgeable speakers for a day of exploration and idea sharing.  The tour will conclude at 5:30, with a pork chop dinner provided by the SWCD.  Reservations by August 6th are appreciated and can be made by calling the district office at 815-462-3106 ext.3 or sending an email to info@will-scookswcd.org.

 

An agenda and map will be available at www.will-scookswcd.org by August 10th.  Hard copies can also be obtained via email or USPS by requesting such at the time of registration.