Whiteside County Soil and Water
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The following information is being passed on for the Farm Service Agency....

INTERMITTENT FIELD ASSISTANT WANTED for agricultural office. Duties and responsibilities will include inspecting grain storage facilities and stored commodities. The assistant will be responsible for obtaining and recording measurements, determining quantity and quality of stored commodities and collecting samples.

Salary range $12.74-$16.00 per hour. The applicant must be willing to perform duties in neighboring counties; Lee, Ogle and Whiteside.

Applications are available at:

Whiteside County Farm Service Agency

16255 Liberty St.

Morrison, IL 61270

Phone: 815-772-2124 Ext. 2

Fax: 855-704-7514

Contact Person: Rachel M. Eissens, Acting CED rachel.eissens@usda.gov

Click here for the FSA-675 Job Application or pick up a paper copy at the office. http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/fsa0675.pdf

Applications must be received in the office by 4:30 pm November 23, 2018.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
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In need of a Land Evaluation Site Assessment? 

Go to the LINKS tab on the left of this screen and click the appropriate link for the form. There is a $750.00 base fee which includes the first acre, every acre after that is $20.00 per acre. If you have any questions, let us know. 815-772-2124 ext 3. Thank you.
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Fall Fruit Tree Sale.....

Thank you to everyone that participated in the fall fruit tree sale. We sold a total of 27 trees, which was good for a first time sale. 
 When ordering these trees, they are to be used for conservation purposes only, they should not be planted on CRP acres. Call us at 815-772-2124 ext 3 or email - whitesidecountyswcd@hotmail.com, with any questions. Thank you!!
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Need information on pollinator gardens? Click the link below to find a Pollinator Garden Design Guide provided by NRCS. 

Pollinator Garden Design Guide

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Wood Duck Houses:

Functional rustic wood duck houses, $55 each for front opening boxes. You will need to supply the pole, clamps and wood shavings. Put no more than 3" of wood shavings on the bottom. The rougher the wood, the more use it will get. Let us know if you are interested in purchasing one by calling 815-772-2124 ext 3. Thank you.

                

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UNCLEANED SUNFLOWER SEED FOR SALE:

We still have plenty of uncleaned black oil sunflower seed for sale. No guarantees on weed content or purity of the seed but should be suitable for bird feed. There will be approximately 20 pounds for the cost of $5.00. We have bags available but you may also bring containers if you would like instead of bags. Let us know if you would like any by calling 815-772-2124 ext 3 and make up pick up arrangements.
 Thank you.
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Natural Area Guardians

If you are interested in preserving the lands natural beauty and would like to volunteer to help the with the native areas, please see the info listed in the Natural Area Guardian section of the website. To become a NAG member or if you have any questions, comments or concerns, they can be directed to our office at 815-772-2124 ext 3. 

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