Northwest Wisconsin Cover Crop and Soil Health Learning session
The Hay River Farmer-Led Watershed Council is hosting the Northwest Wisconsin Cover Crop and Soil Health Learning session on Tuesday, March 3rd from 10am to 1pm at the Ridgeland Community Center (200 Diamond Street, Ridgeland).
Topics of the day include: Jack Herrick’s Story – a farmer from Cashton Wisconsin who is a recipient of the 2014 Leopold Conservation Award. Jack and his family operate a 600 cow dairy farm and have used No-Till since 1992. Demonstrations by local NRCS staff on soil health, Yahara Pride on–farm cover crop trials, cover crops and crop insurance; and local farmers experienced in using cover crops for many benefits including erosion prevention, production and more!
“For anyone thinking about trying cover crops on their farm,” said Hay River Watershed farmer Jim Huber, “this will be a great opportunity to ask questions and learn about cover crops and soil health.”
All are welcome, including non-farmers. Attendees can expect to join local farmers in learning more about cover crops and improving soil health on their land.
The Hay River Farmer-Led Watershed Council is a group of farmers working to improve soil health and water quality in the Hay River watershed.
Contact Julia Olmstead at 715-531-8869 or at Julia.email@example.com to RSVP for this free event with lunch included.