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 …

Washington County Works with Producer to Stop Runoff

On the edge of Germantown where urban transitions to rural, Jim Stout raises steers, pigs, turkeys and chickens. His feedlot ends just 40 feet from the west branch of the Menomonee River, and rain events sometimes bring feed and excrement down to the water. Paul Sebo, Washington County Conservationist, has been trying to solve this runoff issue for nearly two …