Terry Hamilton speaks on May 26, 2017, at his rural Adams farm in Mower County during a Soil Health Field Day organized by the Austin-based Mower Soil & Water Conservation District in coordination with the Riverland Community College’s agricultural program.

Mower County free Field Day focused on soil health

University of Minn., Mower SWCD, others to feature tours, research at Hamilton farm in rural Adams

AUSTIN, Minn. — Oct. 21, 2021 — Soil-health partners will come together next week for a free event on a Mower County farm to share experiences and research on cover crops, reduced tillage and other practices.

Terry Hamilton, shown speaking, and other soil-health partners discuss cover crops and other soil-health topics Nov. 8, 2016, at an event with Riverland Community College’s agriculture program.
Mower SWCD soil scientist Steve Lawler (right) studies the soil on the Hamilton farm in November 2016 with a Riverland Community College ag student.
The Hamiltons harvest soybeans in October 2017 in a field with established cover crops in Mower County.

Formed in 2007, CRWD works to reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Cedar River State Water Trail and its tributaries in southern Minnesota.