NORTHFIELD — A Sept. 16 field day hosted by the Rice Soil and Water Conservation District will explore how cover crops, tillage and trout are all connected.

The Rice SWCD has teamed up with Cannon River Watershed Partnership, Fishers and Farmers Partnership, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and St. Olaf College to hold the free event at Roger Helgeson's Farm at 9821 Decker Avenue in Northfield.

Topics on the agenda include watershed connections between agriculture, conservation and habitat. A farmer panel will discuss how to increase farm profitability and improve water quality. There will also be an electro fishing demonstration, habitat discussion and an aquatic insect presentation.

The field day beings with lunch at 11:45 p.m. and will go until 3 p.m., and is open to the public. Registration is required and can be done at crwp.net/events, or by emailing Sue.Erpenbach@riceswcd.org or alan@crwp.net. Registration can also be done by phone to Rice SWCD at 507-332-5408 or CRWP at 507-786-3913.

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