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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


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