Save the Date: PPF Field Day – Sept. 7

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Please make plans to attend the kick-off field day for the Door-Kewaunee Demo Farms program. Lunch is provided. WHEN: Sept. 7: 9 am-12:30 p.m WHERE: Deer-Run Dairy, LLC | N1225 Sleepy Hollow Rd | Kewaunee, WI 54216 RSVP Appreciated: Aaron Pape, UW Discovery Farms | aaron.pape@uwex.edu HOSTED BY: Great Lakes Restoration USDA Natural Recourses Conservation […]

PPF member wins U.S. Dairy Sustainability award

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The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy®, established under the leadership of dairy farmers, announced its sixth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards in a June 28 Chicago ceremony. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and partnerships whose practices improve the well-being of people, animals and the planet. Peninsula Pride Farms member Kinnard Farms, Casco, won a national […]

PPF member proud of their success

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Randy Schmidt wishes everyone could see the big picture that he sees as a fifth generation farmer and the only CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) owner in Door County. “I have three boys. I want to provide a future for them, just like my parents did for me, I don’t know why that’s a bad […]

PPF focuses on improvements

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Manitowoc – Because “we’re looking for solutions,” the leading spokesman for Peninsula Pride Farms believes the days of launching “mortars from two trenches” are over in Kewaunee and southern Door counties. But that doesn’t mean that the task of protecting both surface and groundwater in the area has been completed, veterinarian and Dairy Dreams farm owner […]

Farmer-led group making its mark

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Farmer-led group making its mark By MaryBeth Matzek/ Midwest Agricultural Almanac CASCO, Wis. — In less than a year, Peninsula Pride Farms is making big strides to its vision of clean, safe water in Kewaunee and southern Door counties. About 100 people attended Peninsula Pride’s initial annual meeting on Jan. 25 at JW’s to hear […]

Cattle, humans both help taint wells in Wisconsin’s Kewaunee County

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Cattle, humans both help taint wells in Wisconsin’s Kewaunee County In a new study of groundwater conditions in dairy farm-intensive Kewaunee County, researchers found higher levels of well contamination from cattle during wet weather events — when manure, rain and melting snow can seep quickly into the ground. But the results also show that cattle in this […]

Scientists: Manure irrigation gets bad rap; health risks low

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Scientists: Manure irrigation gets bad rap; health risks low By MaryBeth Matzek/ Midwest Agricultural Almanac A method many livestock farmers in Wisconsin want to use to more effectively fertilize their crops and reduce the environmental impact is safe, according to researchers who conducted a first-of-its-kind study. “There are so many misconceptions out there regarding manure […]