Peninsula Pride Farms is offering members four cost share program to assist in the implementation of practices designed to protect surface and/or groundwater quality. The board of directors decided that these programs should be offered to the membership and that farmers can decide which programs they want to experiment with in 2018. Farmers can participate […]
Considerations for Fall Manure Management By Dennis Frame, Emeritus Professor, UW-Extension August is one of the few months when farmers can take a breath or two from their cropping programs and begin to assess how the farming systems and weather influenced this years yields. It is also a time to begin preparing for next season […]
By MaryBeth Matzek for Peninsula Pride Farms The ability to share ideas and experiences with other farmers drew Dave Jauquet to Peninsula Pride Farms when the organization launched in 2016. “Being able to be in a room with other farmers and bounce off ideas and talk about what didn’t work and what did is so […]
You’re Invited! the DK Demo Farms group is hosting a field day on Aug. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at Kinnard Farms to tour their tile line bark bed filter. Details: WHERE: Kinnard Farms, 101 Duvall Rd. Luxemburg WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 16 from 1-3 p.m.
By MaryBeth Matzek For Peninsula Farmer Zach Sutter is proof you don’t need to be a farmer to be a part of Peninsula Pride Farms. Sutter, an agronomist with Rio Creek Feed Mill, did not grow up on a farm, but both of his parents did. His father was a University of Wisconsin-Extension agent and […]
This week, the state Department of Natural Resources announced that revisions to manure-management rules (NR 151) in parts of eastern Wisconsin, including Door and Kewaunee counties, will take effect July 1. As a conservation-driven and community-minded organization, Peninsula Pride Farms understands the value of targeted rules that address water quality in the most sensitive areas. […]
The summer issue of the Peninsula Farmer is here!
By MaryBeth Matzek, for Peninsula Farmer Innovative planting techniques, such as cover crops and no-till methods, have something important in common: They improve soil health. “Farmers who manage for soil health understand that the soil is a living ecosystem,” said Zach Sutter, nutrient management planning specialist with Rio Creek Feed Mill. “In order for that […]
By MaryBeth Matzek, for Peninsula Farmer A trip to the Madison area several years ago to learn more about Yahara Pride Farms was an eye-opener for Mike Vandenhouten. Vandenhouten went along with Don Niles and seven other farmers to hear what the leaders of the farmer-led sustainability initiative had to say. He not only learned a […]
By MaryBeth Matzek, for Peninsula Pride Farms Tony Knorn of Junion Homestead Farm in Casco expects to have thousands of visitors show up for breakfast on Father’s Day. The family chose to host the 2018 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm to celebrate Junion Homestead Farm’s 150 anniversary of dairy farming there, Knorn said of […]