We are thrilled to be one of 47 organizations to receive a 2014 Conservation Innovation Grant. This grant will allow us to develop a Wisconsin farmer network for nutrient use efficiency and water quality in partnership with Matt Ruark and Francisco Arriaga, Assistant Professors of Soil Science at UW-Madison. Through the development of this network, 40 or more farmers throughout the state will learn which methods and operation records are necessary to complete the nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) assessment. Participants will learn how to conduct their own NUE assessments, and evaluate the effectiveness of different cropping practices designed to decrease N loss through leaching or volatilization. You can find more information on our project and other awardees, as well as a press release announcing the awards, on the USDA's website.
Thanks to all those who joined us for this year's Multi-State Tour & Steering Committee Meeting held September 9th-11th, in La Crosse, WI. For more information visit the Multi-State Tour 2014 page under the About Us drop down menu.
Wisconsin Dairy News recently visited the Herricks Farm to talk with Jack Herricks and Amber Radatz, Discovery Farms co-director, about what the farm is doing to preserve their land for future generations. Check it out!
Check back soon for information on our Winter Conference coming up this December!