February 13 PPF Conference and Annual Meeting

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Kewaunee County Fair Grounds

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 – State Rep. Joel Kitchens
  • 10:30 – 10:50: UW-Extension updates – Jamie Patton, UW Extension, NPM program
  • 10:50 – 11:00:PPF field sign update – Nathen Nysse, Tilth Agronomy

11:00 a.m. | Keynote presentation

“Owning your story: How northeast Wisconsin farmers can learn from the Louisiana seafood community”

Ewell Smith, former Executive Director of Gulf Seafood Institute and Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.  Sponsored by Greenstone Farm Credit Services

Event duration | Coffee and snacks, sponsored by Green Bay Insurance Center

12 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch, sponsored by Investors Community Bank

1:00 p.m. | Small table meetings

Choice of three (3) 10-minute table stations with a short break for transition. Total time 45 minutes.

Topics include:

  • Interseeding cover crops
  • Surface water flumes
  • Bioreactor/ nutrient recovery systems
  • Cover crops for multi-use covers
  • Road issues and road safety
  • Adding grass to alfalfa
  • Stream watershed testing Door County
  • Low disturbance manure applications
  • No till into living covers
  • Composting

Presenters:  Dan Smith, Jamie Patton, Barry Bubolz, Nick Guilette, Jake Geiger, Nathen Nysse, Molly Meyers, Jason Fuller, Erin Hanson, Adam Barta, Joe Johnson, Eric Cooley and others to be announced.

1:45 p.m. | Closing comments, public program concludes

2:00 p.m. | Peninsula Pride Farms Annual Meeting (members only)