News Release: PPF to host conference and annual meeting Feb. 13

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:
Jamie Mara, communications
Peninsula Pride Farms
Phone: (920) 209-3990 | jmara@dairyforward.org

 

Peninsula Pride Farms to host conference and annual meeting Feb. 13

CASCO, Wis. (Feb. 4, 2019) — Peninsula Pride Farms will hold its conference and annual meeting Feb. 13 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg, the farmer-led conservation group announced today.

The event will showcase speakers on a variety of topics in modern sustainable agriculture. Experts from within the Door-Kewaunee Peninsula area, across the state and nation will share information that can be applied to farms locally and beyond.

More than 100 farmers, agribusiness professionals and community members are expected to attend this free educational event. The public is invited.

Ewell Smith, Gulf & Louisiana seafood ambassador, will give a keynote presentation about overcoming challenges in times of crisis. As the former Executive Director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Ewell led the Louisiana and Gulf seafood communities through two of the nation’s largest disasters, Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. He will call on his experiences to show what northeast Wisconsin farmers can learn from the Louisiana seafood community.

The conference will also include updates from local and state agencies currently engaged in projects with Peninsula Pride Farms.

Following a seafood lunch, the group will have a choice of three (3) 10-minute table stations. Topics will include interseeding cover crops, surface water flumes, bioreactor and nutrient recovery systems, stream watershed testing, composting and several additional topics.

The public conference will conclude at 2 p.m. A members-only business meeting will follow from 2-3 p.m.

Go to peninsulapridefarms.orgfor the complete schedule. Online RSVP is requested by Feb. 8.

Details:
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Kewaunee County Fair Grounds
625 3rdSt Luxemburg, WI 54217

Conference Agenda

9:30 a.m. | Registration, collect membership dues

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Educational Sessions and PPF Updates

11:00 a.m. | Featured Keynote, Ewill Smith, Gulf & Louisiana seafood ambassador

12:00 p.m. | Lunch

2:00 p.m. | Conference concludes

2:00 p.m. | Annual meeting (members only)

3:00 p.m. | Adjourn

 

ABOUT PENINSULA PRIDE FARMS

Peninsula Pride Farms was established in March 2016 as a nonprofit organization. Its goal is to leverage the ingenuity of the agricultural community, university research and scientists to protect ground and surface water in Kewaunee and southern Door counties in Wisconsin through innovative conservation practices and technology. The 501c3 organization is supported by member dues, conservation grants and donations from businesses and individuals who share the goal of protecting water quality. For more information, visit peninsulapridefarms.org

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