Keeping Water in our Soil Farm Tour
June 14, 2018
SAVE THE DATE – Friday, July 27, 2018
Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch
9:20 am Stapleton Grain and Hay Farm
5952 County Rd Z, Spring Green
10:45 am Cates Grass-fed Beef Farm
5992 County Rd T, Spring Green
The farm tour will be followed by lunch at the Cates Farm, compliments of the Uplands Watershed Group.
Come discuss practices that are useful for your farm and that help water infiltrate into your soil. See no-till drilling, cover crops and managed pasture systems that conserve soil and nutrients. Look inside a soil pit and see in-field soil texts conducted.
Then enjoy burgers, plus seafood caught by fishermen in the Gulf – whose challenges with nutrient build-up and biological die-off in the Gulf Dead Zone we seek to help through our conservation practices. Hear Gulf fisherman Lance Nacio explain why it matters.
For questions, contact:
Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (608)283-1440, email@example.com
or Gene Schriefer, Iowa County Extension (608)930-9850