Farmer group’s water quality efforts pick up steam

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LUXEMBURG, Wis. — Peninsula Pride Farms has driven significant awareness, collaboration and innovation in conservation efforts throughout Kewaunee and southern Door counties since its launch two years ago. The group’s leaders say they have talked the talk and are increasingly walking the walk in their mission to protect and improve water quality. “When we started […]

PPF Statement on NR 151

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Peninsula Pride Farms statement regarding NR 151 manure standards Peninsula Pride Farms feels strongly that we can have clean, safe water and a thriving agricultural community together on the Door-Kewaunee Peninsula. On our mission of environmental stewardship, we focus on fostering conservation-minded farming practices that make sense for individual farmers and make a difference in […]

2018 Annual Meeting

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Conference & Annual Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 Rendezvous Banquet Hall E896 CTH N, Luxemburg 9:30 a.m.  Registration 10 a.m.      Sessions begin Noon         Lunch 1 p.m.        Conference concludes 1 p.m.        Annual meeting (members only) View the detailed agenda Download the speaker bios Registration […]

Dairy farmers voice support for local communities, sustainability efforts

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By MaryBeth Matzek Midwest Agriculture Almanac Farmers and agricultural professionals from Kewaunee County gathered Tuesday morning at a local dairy to voice their commitment to agriculture, the community and the environment. “We are committed to the belief that agriculture, a strong community and environmentalism can co-exist. Farms are an important part of our local communities,” […]

Demo Farm Field Day: Nov. 9

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Please make plans to attend the next field day for the for the Door-Kewaunee Demo Farms program. ** Please note new location** WHEN: Nov. 9; 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. WHERE: Larry Babler’s shop | S1666 State Hwy 42 | Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 RSVP Appreciated: Ann Niles, (920) 304-0300 or Registration is free HOSTED BY: Great Lakes Restoration USDA […]

British agronomist visits with PPF

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British agronomist Tim Stephens traveled to Kewaunee County on Oct. 27 as part of a fact-finding mission he is on to help farmers in southwest England deal with environmental issues. Specifically, Stephens met with members of the Peninsula Pride Farms, the farmer-led initiative to use science to make farming more environmentally friendly. Stephens is employed […]

Manure irrigation ordinance sent back to committee

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By Warren Bluhm, The Kewaunee Comet A proposed Kewaunee County ordinance to more strictly regulate the spreading of liquid manure over farm fields was sent back to committee Tuesday, after representatives of several large farms objected to the measure as potentially cost-prohibitive. The first draft of the Waste Irrigation Ordinance was introduced in May to […]