Participate in the Water Matters Tours, scheduled for June 25 and 26 in Fennimore and Eau Claire, Wis., respectively. Each one-day session will include tours to area dairies and conversations with herd managers and other experts regarding strategies and innovations they use to keep water safe and accessible.
Over lunch, leading water-quality researcher Dr. Mark Borchardt of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service will present updates in water quality. A 60-minute facilitated dialogue will follow, featuring herd owners and representatives from county land conservation, health departments and extension resources.
All attendees will travel by chartered bus. Buses will depart from pick-up sites 9 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. each day.
Made possible by a partnership between Professional Dairy Producers®, UW Discovery Farms®, Wisconsin Counties Association and Wisconsin Towns Association, the tours are open to the public – all community members, farmers, educators, media, local elected officials and citizens are encouraged to attend.
Plan to wear comfortable shoes and dress according to local weather. Registration fee of $30 includes transportation, lunch and refreshments.