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TREE PLANTING at the Becky and Tucker Gretebeck Farm on Friday, May 6, was graced with beautiful sunny weather. Seen here, Matt Wilson of the Savanna Institute, and Monroe County Conservationist Bob Micheel are seen demonstrating tree planting techniques to the volunteers assembled.

On May 4, the Coon Creek Community Water-shed Council (CCCWC) met at the Curt Brye farm for an excellent cover crop demonstration. The cover crop presentation was provided by Bryce Peters, who farms the property.

From Peters, the Council learned that in addition to improving the soil and reducing soil erosion, cover crops also increase yields.

"We pay rent for the land year-round, so it makes eco-nomic sense for us to have crops in the ground all year," Peters explained. "The current w...

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