Discovery Farms Conference

Balancing water quality trade-offs from farm management decisions

The Discovery Farms Annual Conference is back. This year we will utilize our robust dataset from water quality monitoring over the last 20 years to assess trade-offs of on farm management decisions. Mitigating risk to water quality might look different on every farm but every farm has areas that can be improved. 

In the morning we will be focusing on phosphorus and the water quality trade-offs that happen from manure management decisions. The afternoon will be all about nitrogen and the new studies and technologies that will aid us in making the best nitrogen decisions for Wisconsin’s waters. Join us for this one day event in Wisconsin Dells as we take a deep dive into our data and discuss farm management strategies for balancing water quality tradeoffs to on farm management decisions.

December 15, 2021

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Glacier Canyon Conference Center Wisconsin Dells, WI

$80 Registration fee

 5 CEUs available: 2 Nutrient Management and 3 Soil and Water

Agenda preview

Balancing phosphorus trade-offsEric Cooley, Discovery Farms

Conservation practice effectiveness quantifiedMargaret Kalcic, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Water quality risks and benefits of low disturbance manure applicationsEric Young, USDA ARS

Management trade-offs from low disturbance manure applicationsFarmer Panel

Balance your nitrogen budget for better outcomesMatt Ruark, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Beyond the root zoneRyan Heiderman, Discovery Farms and Kevin Masarik, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Lessons from Minnesota’s nitrogen strategiesPanel

See the full agenda

Register here! 

We will follow current local guidance in regards to COVID during the event. All individuals are encouraged to wear a mask if they are more comfortable doing so.