In August 2014, the Conservation District purchased a 10-foot, John Deere 1590 No-Till Drill with grant funds received through the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s Chesapeake Bay Program, and began renting the drill out to interested farmers in Fulton County.
The purpose of this rental program is to encourage and assist farmers in implementing a no-till crop production system including cover crops. The District will provide an affordable, well-maintained no-till drill for rent, as well as service and technical assistance to farmers wanting to use the equipment or give no-till a try.
The drill will be available on a first-call, first-served basis. The cost to rent the drill is $25 per day plus $12 per acre planted. You can review the District’s rental agreement below. Contact our Ag Specialist, Eric Cromer, for availability and scheduling at 717-325-6089.