PPF awarded DATCP grant

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Conservation grant will help PPF in watershed work

Peninsula Pride Farms has received a state grant to continue the farmer-led watershed conservation group’s mission of protecting and improving soil and water quality in northeastern Wisconsin.

The grant, for $10,000, is part of the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection’s Producer-Led Watershed Protection program, which gives financial support to farmers willing to lead conservation efforts in their own watersheds. The emphasis is on innovation and practices not already covered by other state and federal programs, and the intent is that participating farmers will reach out to other farmers to help them adopt conservation practices by offering incentives and through education and outreach activities.

In all, 27 groups received funding.

“Thanks to DATCP’s support, PPF has been able to promote conservation practices that protect our water and build soil health,” said Don Niles, president of PPF and a dairy farmer in Casco. “We are looking forward to making continued progress in awareness and adoption of conservation practices by farmers in our community and appreciate the collaboration of DATCP and other groups who support our efforts.”

Click here for more about the latest round of grants.