Participating in the tour at John Deere Harvester in Moline, Ill. were: Fred Coley, Deloras Jackson, Walter and Sonnie Horn, Eldon and Vinita McCullough, Dale and Shirley Schidler, Jerry and Julia Hoffa, Betty and Eldon Latta, Bob and Barbara Stickles, Joann and Dana Everwine, Wendlyn and Marilyn Cooprider, James and Lois Casassa, Martha Turner, Mary Berry, Ron and Kathy Sherb, Becky and Randy Horton, Jim and Goldie Hicks, Deneta Campbell, Rosemary Price, Dixie and John Hasenden, Bob and Barbara Farris, Larry and Patsy Ellis, Helen and Don Kates, Marshall Nuckolls-CCSWCD Chairman and bus driver and Jennifer McKee-CCSWCD Coordinator and tour guide.
This was the 11th annual Conservation Farm Tour hosted by the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD). CCSWCD's motto is Conservation Today, Clean and Healthy Soil Tomorrow. Annual Conservation Farm Tours are a fun way to educate our community on conservation practices.
The first day of the tour was Aug 4, stops were made at University of Illinois Farm, Butterworth Center/Home of William and Katherine (Deere) Butterworth and the Deere Wiman House.
The evening ended with a dinner cruise on on Celebration Cruse Line through the Locks of the Mississippi. The second day Aug. 5 began with a tour of John Deere Harvester-the manufacturing facility, Plow Works Collectors Center, John Deere Pavilion/Store and the John Deere World Headquarters.
Please contact Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District if you are interested in going on the 2009 Farm Tour by calling 812-448-1108 ext 3 or stop by the office at 955 W Craig Ave, Brazil and let us know.