February 13 PPF Conference and Annual Meeting

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Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall 625 3rd St Luxemburg, WI 54217 Registration is open! Event schedule: 9:30 a.m. | Registration, networking, collect member dues 9:45 a.m. | Welcome Don Niles, president, Peninsula Pride Farms 10:00 a.m. | Partner updates 10:00 – 10:15: Farmer-led watershed groups – Rachel Rushmann, DATCP 10:15 – 10:30:1stAssembly District updates – […]

2018 Cost-share offerings

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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 […]

Fall manure considerations

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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 […]

DK Demo Farms: Aug. 16 field day

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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.

PPF statement on NR 151 manure rules, set to take effect July 1

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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. […]

No-till planting, cover crops: ‘Twin pillars of soil health’

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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 […]