Sustainable Conservation and California Ag Solutions’ 3rd Annual Strip-Till Dairy Coach Tour will take place on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

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 be able to see technologies and practices first-hand, including strip-till, drip irrigation and center pivot irrigation technologies, in addition to dairies utilizing liquid manure instead of synthetic fertilizers to grow forage crops.

The tour will 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.

For more information or to attend the coach tour, please RSVP by July 13, 2015 by contacting Ladi Asgill at or at (209) 604-6554.