Resources for “Edge-of-field”
Marathon County Partner Project
In 2021, Discovery Farms® established a partnership with the Marathon County Conservation Planning and Zoning Department and the Eau Pleine Partnership for Integrated Conservation (EPPIC) Farmer-Led Watershed Group. This partnership was established to evaluate the impact of regenerative agriculture practices on surface water quality. Two edge-of-field monitoring stations are installed on two dairy farms inMarathon County and will remain in place for multiple years.Download Article (pdf)
Sampling station for surface runoff monitoring
Here is an illustration of the pieces of a Discovery Farms monitoring station for surface runoff.Download Article (pdf)
Climate change and the impacts to edge-of-field runoff
There is an ever-increasing focus on climate change and corresponding changes to rainfall and weather patterns. Increasing numbers of extreme rainfall events and warming temperatures have been recently documented in Wisconsin and Minnesota.Download Article (pdf)
Rock County Monitoring
Discovery Farms® began monitoring surface water quality in Rock County in 2014. Two
sites were installed in 2014 and in 2016, we added two additional sites.
Langlade County Partner Project
In 2018, Discovery Farms® established a partnership with
the Antigo Flats Producer Group and Ag Source Laboratories.
Juneau County Partner Project
In 2018, Discovery Farms® established a partnership with the Juneau County Land and Water Resources Department and the Agricultural Producers of Lake Redstone.
Kewaunee County Partner Project
In 2018, Discovery Farms® established a partnership with the Door Kewaunee Demo Farms Network, Peninsula Pride Farms and the Kewaunee County Land Conservation Department.