Door-Kewaunee Demo Farms field day

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By Lauren Brey & Whitney Prestby for PPF  About 20 people spent several hours in fields of PPF member Brey Cycle Farm to learn about different varieties of cover crops and how they fit into a farming system. Low-disturbance manure injection was also demonstrated using a Bazooka Farmstar toolbar courtesy of Outagamie County Land Conservation Department.   Two fields with three different […]

Planting green into cover crops

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Four PPF members test conservation practices  By Barry Bubolz, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Area Great Lakes Restoration Initiative coordinator  Some farmers have heard of the term “planting green.” However, many are unaware of the planting method and some have predetermined that it’s “crazy and can’t work this far north!”    Planting green refers to no-till planting into green and actively growing cover crops. This contrasts with past no-till practices, when no-till planting occurs into dead residues from the […]

PPF member conservation practice survey

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PPF requests members take a brief survey to understand what conservation practices are being done on the land. This survey will help the group get a better idea of what metrics can best capture desired conservation outcomes.   The 2019 survey is under way. Members can expect a call or text. It is critical that we have 100 percent participation.   To complete […]

What is the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance?

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What is the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance?  Supporting farmers in conservation and their sustainability journey  By Lauren Brey, director of strategic partnership and sustainability, Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative    The Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA) is a collaborative, industry backed effort to promote and support farmer-led solutions to today’s environmental challenges, taking into account business viability […]

PPF’s mission featured in front of global audience

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By Jamie Mara for PPF Peninsula Pride Farms has gained plenty of attention in the three and a half years since it was established. Residents, environmental groups, lawmakers, businesses, consumer organizations and others have taken notice of the farmer-led group’s efforts to protect water quality in Kewaunee and southern Door counties. The awareness rose to […]

2019 PPF Cost Share Program Enrollment: Due Dec. 1

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The following cost-share programs are available to PPF members in 2019: Cover Crops – $30/acre; max 50 acres Harvestable Buffer – $325/acre; max 4.6 acres Depth of Soil Over Bedrock – max $1,500/member Split Nitrogen Application – $10/acre; max $1,500/member Low Disturbance Manure Applications – max $1,500/member To participate in PPF’s 2019 program(s), please indicate […]

Updated online tool gives guidance on manure spreading

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By Rachel Rushmann, Producer-Led Grants Program manager,  Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection    There is now a new version of Wisconsin’s Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast (RRAF) that gives farmers a more localized look at the threat of runoff when planning to spread manure.   The runoff forecast, available at, provides maps in 4-kilometer grids that show the short-term runoff risk […]

Save the Bay Farm Field Day Sept. 6

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Who: Congressman Mike Gallagher, producers, processors, cooperatives, agribusiness owners, community leaders, elected officials What: Free Farm Field Day to showcase practices that build soil resiliency and preserve water quality. Congressman Gallagher will also field questions on actions and legislation that impact farmers and the farming community. When & Where: 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. – Tauchen […]