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If you are interested in learning about water-quality research, on-farm strategies and innovations used by dairy farmers that keep Wisconsin’s water supply clean, safe and accessible, the 2019 Water Matters Tours are for you! These two tours are happening on June 25 in Eau Claire, WI and June 26 in Fennimore, WI from 9 a...

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Cereal Corn Crop

Are you interested in monitoring Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) on your own fields? UW Discovery Farms has created a guide that will lead you through the process of conducting your own NUE study.  Calculating NUE can be relatively simple and offers insight into how N management can be altered in order to achieve economically optimum yields while reducing nutrient losses to the environment...

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Manure Expo

The 2019 North American Manure Expo is scheduled for July 31 - August 1, 2019 in Fair Oaks, Indiana. The event will feature farm tours, agitation demonstrations, industry presentations and seminars, educational seminars field demonstrations on solid application, liquid application, and compust turners and much more...

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Identifying aquatic invasive species

Photo by Tim Campbell Experts Susan Knight of UW-Trout Lake Station, Paul Skawinski from UW-Extension Lakes, and Ali Mikulyuk and Michelle Nault from the Wisconsin DNR will introduce you to the many groups of aquatic plants that call Wisconsin lakes home, and teach you how to distinguish between the various species...

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The Wisconsin DNR Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) team is hosting half-day regional AIS trainings this spring. Professionals who may encounter AIS during their work are invited to attend and learn more about identification, reporting, and preventing AIS in Wisconsin...

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This year's theme, "Pay it Forward," is a popular concept. When someone does something for you, instead of paying that person back directly, you pass it on to another person instead. This practice can certainly be seen with lake and stream volunteers, professionals in natural resource management, and all those who value our precious water resources...

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This educational meeting that will share results from multiple years of research in Wisconsin.  The meeting is from 12PM - 2:40PM on Tuesday April 2, 2019 in Pulaski, Wisconsin. Topics will include:  Tile Drainage Monitoring- Aaron Pape, UW Discovery Farms Tile Drainage Education Coordinator Nitrogen Use Efficiency- Abby Augarten, UW Discovery Farms Nitrogen Use Efficiency Coordinator Soil Health- Dr...

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Photo by NRCS In response to demand from growers seeking a better understanding of best practices when it comes to the use of cover crops in their farming operations, No-Till Farmer and Strip-Till Farmer are unveiling the first-ever National Cover Crop Summit — a 100% FREE-TO-ATTEND online event focused on equipping you with the knowledge necessary to harness the full potential of a cover-crop system to protect your soil and increase your farm's profits...

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The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) needs you to be a volunteer weather observer! Everyone can participate, both young, old, and in-between. The only requirements are an enthusiasm for watching weather and report conditions and a desire to learn more about how weather can affect and impact our lives...

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On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 DNR and Extension staff will be hosting regional meetings around the state covering the Wisconsin's Targeted Runoff Management (TRM) Grant Program updates and the application process...

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Wisconsin Dairy Farm

University of Wisconsin-Extension will offer a number of meetings across the state for farmers interested in learning about the new Dairy Revenue Protection program, a new federal insurance tool, with a quarterly payout to dairy farms when milk revenue falls below their insured revenue level...

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Kate Golden / Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Photo by Kate Golden / Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Calling all WPEDES permitted CAFO owners and managers, producers considering expansion, nutrient management plan writers, and engineers: Register today for CAFO Update Meetings held throughout the state! This year’s agenda will overview low cost options to meet NPDES permit requirements, how to effectively respond and communicate in the case of spills or emergency situations, tips for tile line system maintenance information, and more...

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WI Land + Water Annual Conference

Registration for the Wisconsin Land + Water 66th Annual Conference is now OPEN! Plan to join at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva from March 13-15, 2019. The conference kicks off on Wednesday, March 13, with an opening luncheon, youth speaker presentations, and keynote...

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SnapPlus & SnapMaps have come a long way in the last year and it’s time for some training so you can learn all the functions that exist and see if there are any new or improved tools that could help you do things better or faster or maybe even both! It is also time to become comfortable with the new 590 standard as well as the new checklist that everyone should be using by now...

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The Wisconsin Cover Crop conference is geared toward helping Wisconsin farmers more successfully use cover crops on their farms.There will be something for everyone, from farmer’s that have never tried cover crops to veteran cover croppers...

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The University of Wisconsin-Extension in conjunction with UW-Madison Department of Soil Science will conduct eight Soil, Water and Nutrient Management Meetings Nov. 27 – Dec. 6, 2018 around the state to provide research updates in the field of soil management, fertility, and nutrient management...

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Please join us for the Fall Technical Tour to be held on October 24, 2018. We will gather at beautiful Traxler Park along the Rock River – home of the famous Rock Aqua Jays Waterski Show team. We’ll venture out the MacFarlane Pheasant farm https://www...

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Advanced Soil Health Training

By Joan Laehn | 10:06 AM, 09/21/2018


Soil Health Test Kit & Training

By Joan Laehn | 10:00 AM, 09/21/2018


Conservation Employee Training

Twice a year WI Land+Water provides training for conservation department employees.  This training is for new staff and is also a great refresher for seasoned staff.  During the one-day training, state and federal partner agencies provide information about programs and topics integral to successful county conservation programs...

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Wisconsin Landscape

Wisconsin Land + Water is planning a four-week Groundwater Webinar Series! Schedule: Thursday, October 4: Wisconsin's Groundwater: Basic concepts and information resources Ken Bradbury from Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey (WGNHS) will describe basic concepts relating the groundwater flow, groundwater quantity, and groundwater quality in Wisconsin...

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The schedule for the 2018 Wisconsin Pest Management Update meeting series has been set. Presentations will include agronomic pest management information for Wisconsin field and forage crops. Speakers include Mark Renz and Rodrigo Werle, weed scientists, Damon Smith, plant pathologist, and Bryan Jensen, entomologist...

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The Wisconsin Cropping Systems Weed Science Program, WiscWeeds, is hosting two plot tours this July.  The first, scheduled for Friday July, 13, is a Waterhemp Management Challenge. According to our recent survey, waterhemp has become the most concerning weed species in Wisconsin row crop production...

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When planning a development project, you must know precisely the boundaries of wetlands on the property as determined through procedures specified in local, state and federal rules. A wetland professional is generally required to make the boundary determination and their findings are subject to review by regulatory agencies...

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The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and UW-Extension are hosting an Agronomy/Soils Field Day on August 22, 2018 at the UW-Arlington Agricultural Research Station. The field day will highlight UW-Madison research on emerging technologies and relevant crop production issues...

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Wisconsin Biogas Council

The Wisconsin Biogas Council has its origins in the desire to have an industry working group to discuss topics of interest and provide a non-competitive, collaborative environment that fosters education, problem solving, and beneficial use of biogas...

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New Resource on Micro-Irrigation

By Anne Nardi | 4:24 PM, 03/19/2018

Just in time for growing season! UW-Extension recently published a guide for guide those who want to use drip irrigation for gardens to large fields, from Apples to Zucchini and everything in between. Free download on the basics of micro-irrigation from the Learning Store: https://learningstore...

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The WI Cover Crop Conference is scheduled on February 27 in Stevens Point - to find out more go to http://fyi.uwex.edu/covercrop/. In addition to this conference, there is a great opportunity for conservation staff to participate in a workgroup and round table discussion with members of the NRCS National Soil Health Division...

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The University of Wisconsin-Extension is hosting Manure Applicator 101 Trainings throughout the state in late February and March. The trainings are a great opportunity for farmers and custom manure applicators to overview road safety, manure spill response, manure gas safety, application regulations, and public relations...

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The University of Wisconsin-Extension is teaming up with drainage experts to offer a workshop on Tile Drainage on Agricultural Lands. Whether you’re considering tiling for the first time or adding to an existing field, or experiencing blowouts and other challenges, this workshop will empower you to understand how drainage systems work and how planning ahead is the difference between improving crop yields and an expensive failure...

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Wisconsin Land and Water Conference

By CPTP . | 10:43 AM, 03/22/2017

Did you miss the Wisconsin Land and Water Conference? We have you covered. Here are the presentations!

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Register Online Today! for the 11th Annual WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN GRAZING CONFERENCE FRIDAY MARCH 17, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GRAND OCCASIONS BALLROOM, OSSEO WI Featuring: Paul Dietmann: Emerging Markets Specialist, Badgerland Financial Tom Kreigl: Retired, UW-Extension & Center for Dairy Profitability Dr...

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A comprehensive training course guide for the Northwest Operational Area. View courses here or by clicking on the image below. 

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The Wisconsin DNR is pleased to announce that application materials for 2018 Targeted Runoff Management (TRM) projects are now available on our website. For more information about TRM grants, including what makes a good project, and how to write a strong application, please save the date for an upcoming TRM Grant Webinar, scheduled for February 23, 1:00-2:00 pm...

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Farm runoff standards are set to be tightened in Wisconsin, so state officials want to hear from the public about the proposed changes. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will hold four public hearings in January on the changes to the rule known as ATCP 50, with the changes precipitated by changes to the USDA's nutrient management standard...

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Madison, Wis. ‒ The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has added a new web interpretation for Wisconsin to the National Web Soil Survey (WSS). The Wisconsin Commodity Crop Productivity Index (WCCPI) for Corn Interpretation provides soil survey users with an inherent soil property based ranking of Wisconsin soils and map units for common crop productivity...

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Kaukana — The newly launched Alliance for the Great Lakes project is aiming to have farmers in Brown and Outagamie counties establish 2,000 acres that have a significant portion of perennial forages, or European cool season grasses, during the next three years...

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A new report released Oct. 3 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that in 2014, the biobased products industry contributed $393 billion and 4.2 million jobs to America’s recovering economy. The report also indicates that the sector grew from 2013 to 2014, creating or supporting an additional 220,000 jobs and $24 billion over that period...

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There have been some changes to the Administrative Codes regulating dairy farms.  As of September 1st ATCP 65 took effect which replaced ATCP 60 Dairy Farms and ATCP 80 Dairy Plants.  With that change, a number of regulations were changed to bring Wisconsin’s Administrative Code more in line with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance...

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Mark your calendars for the upcoming University of Wisconsin-Extension Pest Management Update meetings scheduled Nov. 7-11 at various locations around the state. The format has changed for 2016. Meetings will either be in the morning or afternoon and will run for three hours...

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karst, water quality, water, algal blooms, farming

July 18, 2016 Algae blooms in Florida and Lake Erie, Des Moines suing three northwestern Iowa counties for nitrate contamination, brown water advisories in Kewaunee County, whether the finger is pointed at urban runoff, failing septic systems or agriculture, water quality issues are making front page news...

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**Plan to join us Tuesday, June 28 at 9:00am for the second webinar in the Basics of Agriculture for Conservationists series with a free webinar: Working with Diverse Communities. Ben Wojahn, Vernon County LWCD Assistant Conservationist, will share his experiences working with Amish producers, and NRCS Soil Conservationist Ka Ying Vang will discuss farming practices in the Hmong community and some of the barriers they face when it comes to government programs...

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Madison, Wis. – June 2, 2016 – On June 15, two Green Bay area farms will host an “Open House & Field Day” event to demonstrate cutting-edge conservation practices used to reduce phosphorus from entering the Fox River, where it can contribute to the growth of harmful blooms of algae and dead zones in Lake Michigan...

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Wednesday, April 13th Overview of the NRCS Monarch Butterfly Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Guide (*Replaced Basic Conservation Planning which will be on April 20) Steve Bertjens, NRCS State Biologist As the basis for the conservation planning process when Monarch Butterfly is identified as a landowner concern, the NRCS Monarch Butterfly Wildlife Evaluation Guide (WHEG) will be utilized to identify monarch habitat development potentials...

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A public Webinar will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 12:00pm CDT to provide an overview of the Report from the Manure Irrigation Workgroup. The webinar will include approximately 45 minutes of presentation followed by 30 minutes for answering questions submitted by attendees through the webinar platform...

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For Immediate Release December 3, 2015   An ACE in the Field: Agronomic, Climatic, and Economic Tools for Ag Consultants and Educators Madison, Wisconsin-The USDA funded Useful to Usable climate initiative which is available in 12 corn belt states will be giving a presentation entitled, “An ACE in the Field: Agronomic, Climatic, and Economic Tools for Ag Consultants and Educators (0...

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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release October 15, 2015 Useful to Usable Corn SplitN Decision Support Tool Now Available in All 12 Corn Belt States West Lafayette, Indiana-The USDA funded Useful to Usable climate initiative has just expanded their free Corn Split N decision support tool to include all 12 corn belt states...

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Please consider nominating a conservation champion to be honored at the 2016 WI Land+Water Conference in Elkhart Lake. Award categories include: Conservation Farmer of the Year, Outstanding Conservation Employee (three categories), Outstanding Supervisor, Conservation Steward, and Special Recognition/Friend of Conservation...

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The theme of this year’s conference “Cover Crops and Agricultural Resiliency” features a mix of general sessions and bus tours highlighting successful cover crop practitioners in southeast Wisconsin in a variety of cropping systems...

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