Third Annual Strip-Till Dairy Coach Tour Kicks off in Hilmar on July 15

The third annual strip-till dairy coach tour hosted by Sustainable Conservation and California Ag Solutions will be held Wednesday, July 15 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The half-day tour, which begins at the Hilmar Cheese Visitor Center, will include stops at multiple Merced County dairy farms that have adopted conservation and water efficiency practices. Tour participants will see first-hand technologies and practices, including strip-till, drip irrigation, center pivot irrigation technologies, in addition to dairies utilizing liquid manure instead of synthetic fertilizers to grow forage crops. The tour will also give participants a chance to have one-on-one discussions with dairy producers, agronomists, and irrigation specialists. Participants will also have a chance to examine strip-till equipment on display and learn about a strip-till equipment rental program. The day will conclude with a complementary luncheon and wrap-up at the Hilmar Cheese Visitor Center. The tour route and stops will be provided in the coming weeks.Please RSVP by Friday, July 10th to secure a seat on the bus. Contact Ladi Asgill, Sustainable Conservation, (209) 604-6554,    lasgill@suscon.orgor Denise Romero, California Ag. Solutions, (559) 674-3276,

June 15, 2015 Sustainable Conservation