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 […]

Dairy farmers voice support for local communities, sustainability efforts

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By MaryBeth Matzek Midwest Agriculture Almanac Farmers and agricultural professionals from Kewaunee County gathered Tuesday morning at a local dairy to voice their commitment to agriculture, the community and the environment. “We are committed to the belief that agriculture, a strong community and environmentalism can co-exist. Farms are an important part of our local communities,” […]

British agronomist visits with PPF

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British agronomist Tim Stephens traveled to Kewaunee County on Oct. 27 as part of a fact-finding mission he is on to help farmers in southwest England deal with environmental issues. Specifically, Stephens met with members of the Peninsula Pride Farms, the farmer-led initiative to use science to make farming more environmentally friendly. Stephens is employed […]

Manure irrigation ordinance sent back to committee

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By Warren Bluhm, The Kewaunee Comet A proposed Kewaunee County ordinance to more strictly regulate the spreading of liquid manure over farm fields was sent back to committee Tuesday, after representatives of several large farms objected to the measure as potentially cost-prohibitive. The first draft of the Waste Irrigation Ordinance was introduced in May to […]

PPF member proud of their success

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Randy Schmidt wishes everyone could see the big picture that he sees as a fifth generation farmer and the only CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) owner in Door County. “I have three boys. I want to provide a future for them, just like my parents did for me, I don’t know why that’s a bad […]