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We are working to promote and support the adoption of cover crops so that it becomes commonplace for Scott County producers to use them in their farming operations.



Incentives are available for planting cover crops!

  • $40/acre for 1 year contracts

  • $60/acre for multi-year contracts (3 years)

  • 100 acre maximum for any cover crop contract enacted with the Scott SWCD. 


Equipment Rental

The Scott SWCD has a cover crop inter-seeder and two no-till drills available for rent at $10/acre. Aerial cover crop application is coordinated every August by the SWCD. Contact us by July to sign up. 

Contact the SWCD for more information. 
Find out about all our rental equipment program here.

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Cover Crop Email Newsletter

Every month the Scott SWCD sends out a cover crop email newsletter with the latest cover crop program information, upcoming events, and the latest news and resources. 


Email us to start receiving these monthly emails.


Soil Health Team

The Scott County Soil Health Team is made up of local producers who meet quarterly to exchange ideas and discuss successes and failures with cover crops.  They also work with the Scott SWCD and Scott WMO to shape the future of our Cover Crop Program. 


If you are interested in joining the Soil Health Team or if you would like to attend a meeting, let us know!


Workshops and Field Days

The Scott SWCD offers multiple cover crop and soil health workshops and field days. These events provide producers with information and local examples to help them move forward with cover crops.

To view upcoming workshops, visit our Events page.

To schedule a free site visit or talk to our staff about cover crops, call our office at 952-492-5425


Or fill out the form below. 

Site visits are scheduled Mon-Fri from 8:00AM-3:00PM

They usually last about one hour. 

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