Every spring, seed for planting wildlife food plots is available free of charge thanks to the Scott County Chapter of Pheasants Forever Chapter 125. Pheasants Forever partners with the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Jordan who distributes the seed to landowners.
Free corn, soybeans and sorghum will be available for pick-up on Friday, May 11th from noon to 4pm and Saturday, May 12 from 8am to 11am at the fairgrounds in Jordan. This is a change from the April pick-up dates because of the cold spring. Seed pick-up is first-come-first-serve. For more information, call the Scott SWCD office at 952-492-5425.
The seed provided is to be used for wildlife habitat only, and the food plots are to be left over the 2018-2019 winter and are not to be harvested until spring of 2019. There is a limit of one bag of seed per person, which must be picked up in person.
The goal of food plots is to establish safe foraging patterns for wildlife that minimize unnecessary movements and provide a dependable source of food throughout the winter.