Paustian Family Farm to Host Sept. 19 Field Day Near Walcott

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Natural Resource Conservation Service, will host a saturated buffer, water quality and drone field day Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5 -7 p.m. at the Paustian Family Farm, rural Walcott. The event is free,open to families and includes a complimentary meal. Read

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Illinois Nutrient Reduction Strategy Podcast

Did you know that the University of Illinois Extension office has a podcast all about explaining the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy? Click the link below to listen to all of the episodes and get your questions answered! https://soundcloud.com/narrowrow/sets/the-illinois-nutrient-loss

Duck Creek Wild Cleanup Event

The City of Davenport’s Duck Creek Wild program and the Partners of Scott County Watersheds are hosting an Xstream cleanup event “IN” and along Duck Creek on Saturday, September 28th. Click the link below to participate! https://xstreamcleanup.org/upcoming-events

FREE Sustainable Agriculture Workshops

The University of Illinois Extension office has two FREE programs coming up about sustainable farming practices. Click the links to register! Friday Aug. 23, 9:30am-2:30pm- Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategies Workshop & Edge of Field Practices Tour, American Legion, Reynolds, IL https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=20759 Friday, Sept. 6, 10:00am-2:30pm- In-Field Practices Workshop on Nutrient Loss Reduction, Paul Young’s Farm,

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Banking on Soil Health

“Although many farmers are strong conservationists, a deciding factor is how the cost compares to the return. Each case study offers a clear example. This gives producers interested in making changes on their operation an idea of the potential return on their investment, and how those economic benefits can be justified.” Farmers implementing conservation practices

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Help PSCW Purchase Snapshot Materials!

We are raising money to purchase water quality monitoring kits and multi-meter sensors needed for our Snapshot events! These materials are crucial for the continuation of our water quality database in Scott County. Click on the GoFundMe campaign below to learn more. http://gofundme.com/water-quality-monitoring-supplies