April 28, 2020

As conservation farming techniques become the norm in Scott County, the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) wants to provide you the right tools for the job. As part of this effort, the District hosts a robust equipment rental program for farmers to utili...

April 24, 2020

On a calm, cool afternoon in November 2019, a harvested field on Dale Meierbachtol’s farm in Belle Plaine was still hard at work. While most farmers had closed their operations for the season, 18 acres of inter-seeded cover crops were still providing grazing forage for...

April 10, 2020

One week left to pre-order your native tree seedlings! 

Would you like to see more wildlife, pollinators, color and diversity on your property?

The Scott SWCD tree sale is a great opportunity to add high-quality, low-cost natural plantings to your yard or acreage!


April 9, 2020

Scott County residents are learning how to navigate spring while maintaining safe social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many spring public events have been postponed or canceled due to the current circumstances, so it can feel isolating and difficult to know wh...

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