The Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District have scheduled their 2008 Farm Tour for August 4-5th. The cost will be $175 per person.
We will be leaving on the morning of Monday, August 4. We will visit Illinois State University Farm. From there we will stop for lunch at the Cracker Barrel (Dutch Treat) in Bloomington, Ill. From there we will travel to Moline, Ill., and check into the Radisson on John Deere Commons. Free time will be next with the opportunity to tour the Butterworth Center/Home of William and Katherine (Deere) Butterworth, the Deere-Winman House, browse John Deere Commons, John Deere Pavilion/Store or just relax. The evening will conclude with a dinner cruise aboard Celebration Cruise Line.
On Tuesday, August 5, we will be touring John Deere Harvester and the Display Floor. Lunch will be on your own the second day with additional time to tour the John Deere Pavilion and Store. We will then load and return home with dinner at Ryan's Family Steak House in Champaign, Ill.
Any adult interested in participating in this tour should contact the Clay County SWCD office at 955 W. Craig Ave or by calling 812-448-1108 ext 3. Please RSVP as soon as possible. The tour is available on a first-come basis and is limited to 52 people.