No-till field day, picnic at Rennie farm July 22

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By The Staff

LEOPOLD - The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual no-till field day and picnic July 22.

Hosts are Randy and Teresa Rennie, whose farm is near Leopold, approximately three miles south of Perry Central High School on Lone Oak road. Watch for bright orange signs

Field-day tours will start at 5:30 p.m. Speakers will be Mike Plumer, University of Illinois extension educator and Jim Kaiser, retired University of Illinois extension specialist. Topics include pasture and livestock management, no-till and conservation tillage and cover crops.

Following the tour, a ribeye-sandwich meal will be served. The meal will be prepared by members of the Perry County Cattle Asso-ciation. Cost is $5 per plate. Reservations are due by July 18 and may be made by calling the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District office at 547-4686.

The field day, held rain or shine, is coordinated by the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District. Some seating will be available, but people attending may want to bring lawn chairs. There will be designated areas for handicap parking.