June 30, 2020 8:50 am Wisconsin farmers can learn about several grant opportunities available through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) during a grant-writing webinar on Wednesday, July 15, starting at 1 p.m. Read more.
June 26, 2020 8:45 am If wet spring weather has kept you from being able to plant, you may end up planting green into heavy cover crops, according to Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. Read more.
June 25, 2020 8:30 am A new resource is available to guide farmers and their partners in conservation on the road to success with the launch of the Producer-Led Group Roadmap: Finding Success in Farmer-Led Watershed Organizations. The document is the result of a collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA) and The Nature Conservancy. Read more.
New approaches to conservation: Practices like no-till and planting into green aim to improve soil health
June 24, 2020 9:00 am A group of conservation-minded farmers in the Sheboygan River watershed held their third annual field day this month to explore innovative farming strategies. The farmers, part of Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers, gathered along with other local farmers and supporters June 2 at the Joe Wagner Farm in Glenbeulah, Wis. Read more.
June 23, 2020 8:56 am From selecting the right cover crop variety to zeroing in on management practices, cover crops can be incredibly complex. However, to truly harness their full potential, it is essential to invest the time into learning more about them. Here are a few resources worth tapping into to expand your cover crop knowledge. Read more.
June 23, 2020 8:50 am Ag and environmental groups are using this week to bring awareness to pollinator health and the role pollinators play in the food system. Lauren Lurkins is the Director of Environmental Policy at Illinois Farm Bureau. She tells Brownfield it is important to recognize the work farmers are doing to support pollinators. Read more.