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Cover Crops, Carbon & Conservation 

Fond du Lac County Farmers Soil Health Group recently hosted a day of learning about soil health management from other farmers for over 85 attendees.  

Check out some of the presentations from the event:


Keynote speaker and co-owner of Green Cover Seed in South Central Nebraska, Keith Berns, compares the economy of  a country to the underground economy of the soil.


Josh Hiemstra, third-generation farmer from Hiemstra Dairy in Brandon and seasoned cover cropper, talks about the benefits he has experienced first-hand.














soil healthFond du Lac County Soil Health Farmers Meeting- #2


In April a small group of Fond du Lac county farmers met over lunch to talk about the possibility of forming a formal group focused on soil health practices.  On July 10th, we will meet again to continue that discussion! If you are a farmer interested in advancing yourself in the areas of no-till/reduced till and cover crops, or if you are thinking about trying some of these things, this is an opportunity to meet with other like-minded farmers. Topics we may be discussing include:

  • Success of farmer-led conservation groups in neighboring counties- their field day opportunities and cost-share programs
  • Steps involved in applying for a DATCP ‘Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grant’
  • Fond du Lac County summer field days- what are you interested in seeing and learning about?
  • Fond du Lac County winter soil health workshop- topics and speakers of interest


Come and meet with us to help us build momentum in soil health practices and share your input regarding upcoming learning opportunities in agriculture in Fond du Lac County!

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Rolling Meadows Restaurant (meet in the back room)
947 S. Rolling Meadows Dr.
Fond du Lac, WI

Questions:    Dana Christel
Fond du Lac County Land + Water


Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing
Dodge/FDL County Crops and Soils Agent