The workshop is sponsored by the Pecatonica Pride Watershed Association, a collaboration of community groups, farmers, fishers, landowners, and river lovers pulling together to improve and promote the Pecatonica River and its trout streams between Blanchardville and Argyle, Wisconsin. Funding for the workshop is provided by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, with support from Southwest Badger RC&D.
“Saving money on fertilizer is a big benefit of whole farm planning for crop and livestock farmers. By using on-farm and commercial sources of fertilizer and applying them at the right rate, place, and time you can improve farm profitability and reduce environmental risk. During the workshop, I’ll explain how to start or get more out of your nutrient management plan” says Dan Smith, Regional Specialist for the University of Wisconsin Nutrient and Pest Management Program.
The “Whole Farm Planning” workshop is scheduled for Oct. 9, 2018 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at Town Bank, Community Room, 15815 State Rd 81, Darlington, WI. Lunch will be served from 12:15-1:00 pm thanks to Wisconsin Farmers Union. The event is open to the public and RSVP is requested by October 5th at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whole-farm-planning-workshop-tickets-50029245821.
Registration is $50 for general admission, $30 for Southwest Badger members, and free for residents of Lafayette County and the Pecatonica River watershed.