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Western Wisconsin farmer-led group to host field day Nov. 15

The Western Wisconsin Conservation Council is excited to announce its first annual field day scheduled for Thursday, November 15 in Baldwin. Featured practices are tailored to farms in St. Croix County but are applicable to farms across the state with similar conservation goals.

The event will be hosted by Emmert & Sons , 1881 140th Ave, Baldwin, WI 54002. The Field Day Agenda is: 11 a.m.  –  Registration, lunch (sponsored by Compeer Financial); 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. – sessions and networking. Topics include: Conservation equipment (No till planter and others); Cover Crops – varieties, best practices and year in review; Panel: Till type and yield – farmer experiences; Nitrogen Use efficiency. To attend, register online at westernwisconservation.org/events.

The Western Wisconsin Conservation Council (WWCC), founded in early 2018, is a farmer-led 501c(3) non-profit group of local farmers dedicated to promoting water conservation, environmentally sound agricultural practices and community engagement. The group is composed of grain, dairy and livestock member-farms in the Kinnickinnic, Rush and Willow River watersheds.

The WWCC recognizes that by bringing like-minded farmers together with other community leaders, we can take a proactive approach to water quality and preserve our watersheds and the ways of life and commerce they support. These goals can be achieved through open communication and a willingness to share knowledge and research while being open-minded to new practices on our farms.

“We are excited to host our first field day showcasing conservation practices that have proven effective in addressing soil health and water quality,” said Todd Doornink, WWCC president. “As a group, we are committed to promoting known and testing new best management practices.”

Farmers and community members from St. Croix County are encouraged to attend; however, all are welcome to this free, public event. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. This event is supported by Compeer Financial, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, La Crosse Seeds and The Nature Conservancy. The complete schedule including speaker information is at www.westernwisconservation.org.

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