Farmers who grow vegetables and other field crops and want to learn about reducing tillage in their farming operations are invited to join a new local discussion group on the topic.

The “Reduced Tillage Grower Discussion Group” is being organized by the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Service in Erie County.

Local growers will lead discussions.

The first meeting of the new group will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 in the extension service’s Genesee County office, 420 East Main St., Batavia.

Preregistration for the discussion group meeting is requested and should be made by Friday, organizers said.

To register, contact Carol MacNeil at or (585) 313-8796. For questions about the discussion group, the contact person is Donn Branton at