2020 annual meeting set for Feb 13

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 20, 2019 Contact: Jamie Mara (920) 209-3990 | jmara@dairyforward.com   Peninsula Pride Farms announces conference and annual meeting Feb. 13 NOAA meteorologist among presenters at time of extreme weather CASCO, Wis. ­– Peninsula Pride Farms will host its conference and annual meeting Feb. 13 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg. […]

Feb. 13 – 2020 PPF annual meeting

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  Conference & Annual Meeting  9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13  Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall 625 3rd St Luxemburg, WI 54217 Registration is open! 9:30 a.m. | Registration, networking, collection of member dues, distribution of cost-share checks  9:45 a.m. | Welcome  Don Niles, president, Peninsula Pride Farms   10:00 a.m. | Keynote presentation   “Northeast Wisconsin Precipitation History, Outlooks, and Tools”  Timm […]

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 […]

Board member honored

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From the National Association of Conservation Districts Coalition names Wisconsin technician winner of CCA conservationist of the year award WASHINGTON –  Nick Allen Guilette of Casco, Wis., was named as the inaugural recipient of the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Conservationist of the Year Award for his conservation work with AgSource Laboratories. Since 2010, Guilette has been an […]

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 […]