SW WI Farmer Innovation Network Meeting – March 30, 2015
March 13, 2015
Please join us for the first meeting of the
SW Wisconsin Farmer Innovation Network
Monday, March 30, 1:00–4:00 pm
UW-Extension Office, North Room, Youth and Ag Center, Lancaster, WI
If you’re a farmer who’s frustrated with low grain prices, thinks there must be options to explore to increase profits while protecting soil and water, and are curious about that exploration, then come join us.
This group’s agenda will be driven by farmers’ curiosity. We welcome farmers farming different acreages, different crops, with and without livestock, using conventional and organic methods. All farmers, agricultural educators, and rural landowners are welcome. All that is required is curiosity and a willingness to share constructively. Agricultural educators in southwestern counties will join as co-learners in this exploration.
Future meetings’ topics will be determined by meeting participants, but we will kick off this first meeting by exploring the potential of cover crops. Cover crops can increase soil health, fertility and yields, help crops withstand
drought, reduce flooding, reduce pests, decrease erosion, capitalize on nutrients already in the soil, and help farmers save money.
Dr. Jim Stute, MFAI’s Research Director, will share information, answer questions, and discuss the possibility of helping farmers who want to try a cover crop on some of their land this year.
Come with your questions, experience, and suggestions for topics for
For more information, contact:
Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, (608) 238-1440, firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Agriculture Extension or Conservation Agent, or NRCS District Conservationist in Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Crawford, or Vernon Counties.