No-till Drill Trainings in July

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Mikulak, Kathryn

Jun 10, 2021, 7:35:03 PMJun 10

Learn how to operate and rent the Conservation District no-till drill.



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Interested in reseeding your pastures or hayfields? Planting cover crops or grains? The San Juan Islands Conservation District is implementing a program to rent out their Great Plains 606NT No-Till Seed Drill for use by San Juan County farmers. Join the Conservation District, WSU Extension, and Natural Plant Solutions for an upcoming training to learn the basics of operating and renting the drill.


When and Where:

July 10th San Juan | July 17th Orcas | July 24th Lopez 

All trainings scheduled from 2-4 pm. 

Detailed location information will be emailed upon registration.


Cost: Free - Limited to a maximum of 15 people each session. 

Pre-registration required:  


These trainings will provide an in-field lecture and demonstration of the Great Plains 606NT No-Till Seed Drill. The discussion will also provide information on known successful seed types and planting strategies for no-till pasture renovation.


Attendees will leave the training knowing the operational procedures for using the no-till drill on their farms. This includes transport, setup, calibration, use of the drill, post-planting clean-up of the implement, and return to the Conservation District. Attendees will also walk away knowing how the rental process works, including fees, required paperwork, reservation process, and necessary on-farm equipment needed, or the alternative option of contracting the seeding out to Natural Plant Solutions if there are on-farm limitations of equipment or time to take on a rental of the Conservation District drill.


Those who wish to rent the drill from the Conservation District will be required to take a test either at the end of the workshop or at any point before setting up a rental of the drill.


COVID protocol will be observed. Please see detailed requirements on our website:

Questions? Contact Kate Mikulak, WSU Extension Ag Program Coordinator, at or 360-370-7664.




Kate Mikulak

Agriculture Program Coordinator

WSU Extension | San Juan County

office | 360.370.7664


WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights.


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