Cover Crop Drive It Yourself Tour

Local farmers invite you out to their farms for a Drive-It-Yourself tour of fields with growing cover crops. These three farms are located in Northern Champaign and Logan Counties and are planted to different species of cover crops after wheat. The farmers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss how they adopted cover crops and make it work for their operations.

Cover crops provide many benefits to improving soil health and productivity. Getting started with cover crops can be daunting, especially with limited time and resources in the fall. Through the Cover Crop Champions program in Champaign and Logan Counties, these farmers are committed to helping others become successful. They are here to answer you questions and help you make it work on your individual farms. For additional resources, videos and podcasts about using cover crops, please visit the link at the end of this article.

The tour is slated for September 17, from 5-8pm. Guests are invited to attend in any order at any time within the 3 hours. There is no cost to attend and we appreciate an RSVP. You can view details, the map and RSVP at