WI Land+Water, DATCP Recognizes Conservation Farm Family of the Year at the 2018 Conservation Observance Day

WI Land+Water Elliot Meyer, Communications Specialist 608-441-2677 ex. 8 elliot@wisconsinlandwater.org   Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Bill Cosh, Communications Director (608) 224-5020 William2.Cosh@wi.gov   Sauk County Department of Conservation, Planning and Zoning Melissa Keenan, Resources Conservationist (608) 355-4838 melissa.kennan@saukcountywi.gov   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2018   WI Land+Water, DATCP Recognizes Conservation Farm Family of the Year at …

Chippewa County, DATCP Help Dairy Farmer Fix Massive Gully

Bryon Swoboda knows the lands west of Chippewa Falls quite well. He grew up on a dairy farm there and now runs the family operation in partnership with his father. Over the last 18 years, the Swobodas have expanded their farm to 160 head of cattle, and grow hay and corn in rotation on approximately 120 acres of cropland for …

Photos – Waste Transfer (634) and Waste Storage (313-2014)

The previous waste storage facility at this farm was not meeting the needs of the expanding operation.  They needed something larger to reduce chances of running out of storage and having a waste runoff issue. The storage pit being constructed will be approximately 12 million gallons.  The project was partially funded with DATCP SWRM funds. One major challenge has been …

2018 Self-Guided Cover Crop & No-Till Tour, Manitowoc County

“Manitowoc County Soil & Water Conservation Department, in partnership with local farmers, planned the 2018 Self-Guided Cover Crop and No Till Tour in Manitowoc County. The tour consists of agricultural fields where producers are using cover crops with no tillage systems in their crop rotations. The tour provides individuals interested in using cover crops with no tillage systems the opportunity …