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A field day was held August 24th at the farm of Hiemstra Dairy, LLC.  in Brandon, Wisconsin. Those in attendance visited various themed stations and learned about buffer cropping, cover crop systems, manure runoff management systems and more.  Click here to view the information and/or handouts from the event. A big thank you to Josh Hiemstra for hosting this event!

Thank you also goes out to the following sponsors who helped make our field day a success:

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Enhancing Your Agronomic Systems Workshop

On February 7, 2017, a training was offered by the Fond du Lac County Land & Water Conservation Department.  The day of crop system management training featured speakers from University of Wisconsin Department of Soil Science, Family Insurance Center, Dairyland Aviation, Inc. and Sand County Foundation.  Participants learned how elements within the agricultural system are tied together as well as learning about innovative ideas that go beyond current farm business practices.  the following are handouts from the presentation:

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Video excerpts from the presentation can be viewed below.

Francisco Arriaga, Assistant Professor, Department of Soil Science at University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Topic:  "Managing Wisconsin Soils for Improved Soil Health and Reducing Compaction.

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Chad VanCamp, Family Insurance Center Agent.  Topic:  "Introduction to Environmental Insurance"

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Damon Reabe, President of Dairyland Aviation, Inc. Topic: "Successes and Failures of Aerial Seeding Cover Crop"

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As a follow-up to this training, a summer field day titled "Soil quality Leads to Water Quality" will be held August 24, 2017 at Hiemstra Dairy, LLC, Brandon.  See  Land and Water Conservation Department's home page for more information.