KEWAUNEE, Wis. – Regenerative farming and planting green are two of the cutting-edge topics that will be discussed at a field day on Aug. 17 hosted by Peninsula Pride Farms and the Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farms Network.
Attendees will explore these topics through presentations by:
- Rick Clark, a fifth-generation farmer from Indiana who will share his systematic approach to regenerative farming and its ability to be viable and sustainable for generations.
- Jamie Patton, senior outreach specialist for the Nutrient and Pest Management Program at the University of Wisconsin Madison-Extension, will discuss key soil health properties and the impact of conservation practices on things like soil water dynamics, nutrient cycling, and crop productivity during an evaluation in a soil pit.
- Barry Bubolz of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will use a rainfall simulator on different soil management systems and discuss how the principles of soil health can affect the area soil and water quality.
Who: Peninsula Pride Farms and Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farms Network
What: Field day
When: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17
Where: Deer Run Dairy, N1225 Sleepy Hollow Road, Kewaunee, Wis.
- 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Clark presentation, “Economic Benefits of Regenerative Farming & Planting Green”
- 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch provided by CP Feeds
- 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Demonstrations by Patton and Bubolz
About Peninsula Pride Farms:
Peninsula Pride Farms is a nonprofit organization of dairy and crop farmers and corporate members committed to protecting and improving ground and surface water in Kewaunee and southern Door counties in Wisconsin. The group leverages the ingenuity of the agricultural community, university research and scientists to implement practices with measurable outcomes. More information: peninsulapridefarms.org.
About Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farms Network:
The Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farms Network is a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project designed to showcase and demonstrate leading-edge conservation practices to improve Great Lakes water quality. Groundwater and surface water quality are top priorities for the farmers in the network, who contend with shallow, fractured bedrock that can provide a direct path for contaminants. More information: www.dkdemofarms.org.