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“Does Conservation Pay?” Field Day, Wednesday, October 24

MFAI and Iowa County’s Uplands Watershed Group invite you to a field day on Wednesday morning, October 24, 2018 on the Southwest Wisconsin dairy farm of Ryan Dolan and family.

The topic: “Does Conservation Pay?” Come discuss the economics of conservation. (Bring your own examples and experiences to share.)

Location: Dolan Farms, 5443 County Rd ZZ, Dodgeville, WI 53533


9:45 – Refreshments

10:00 – Speakers on Economics of No-Till, Nutrient Management Plans

10:40 – Tour Ryan Dolan’s cover crops

11:20 – Speakers – Cover crops following corn silage, and manure in cover crop systems

12:00 – Lunch (Hear from Gulf fishermen) Enjoy brats, plus seafood caught by fishermen in the Gulf – whose challenges with nutrient build-up and biological die-off in the Gulf Dead Zone we aid with our conservation practices.

RSVP here for a free lunch of brats and Gulf Coast seafood.

For more information, please contact MFAI Policy Director Margaret Krome at mkrome@michaelfields.org or Iowa County Agricultural Extension Agent Gene Schriefer at gene.schriefer@ces.uwex.edu.