Sixteen Winneshiek County Farm Bureau members will each receive $500 to offset expenses incurred to establish a cover crop on their farms in 2014.
The 16 county members will be selected by a lottery drawing at the Farm Bureau’s annual meeting at Decorah Lutheran Church Monday, Aug. 11. There will be one lottery ticket for each Winneshiek County Farm Bureau membership.
All Winneshiek County Farm Bureau members except Board members are eligible for the drawing, but must be present to win. Winners will receive their $500 award upon presenting a receipt for 2014 cover crop establishment expenses on cropland within Winneshiek County, and an aerial map with the cover crops area highlighted, to the Winneshiek County Farm bureau office.
The grant dollars distributed represents Farm Bureau’s efforts to support Iowa’s nutrient reduction strategy.