Field day - Tues. June 11, 2019

Please save the date for our first field day of the season. Topics include:

  • No till planting
  • Cover crops
  • Water infiltration
  • Manure injection
  • WWCC programs and research projects

This is a public event, so please bring a friend!  Lunch will be provided.


Friendshuh Farms
397 75th Street, Clear Lake

Questions? (715) 760-0216 or

Register online below

RSVP’s appreciated by June 6

Walk-ins are always welcome, but we would love to know you are coming!


 11:30 AM – 12: 30 PM | Opening remarks, Buffet lunch

 12:30 P.M.   | Attendees split into four groups and proceed through four designated stations:

Stations shift at 1:00, 1:30 and 2:00.

 Field day stations:

  • Impact of cover crops and no-till on soil structure
    • Field: Third year corn, no till planted into rye cover
    • Visual: Soil pit and soil aggregation demonstration
    • Presenters: Keith Zygowicz, USDA- NRCS + Pete Arcand (farmer)
  • Water infiltration and cover crop comparison
    • Field: No till beans planted into both rye cover and no cover. Beans planted into medium till rye cover and no cover
    • Visual: Rainfall simulator and other infiltration demo
    • Presenters: Jason Barrick, USDA-NRCS + Jerry Emmert and Andy Bensend (farmers)
  • Manure injection logistics in a conservation farming system
    • Field: First year no-till corn into terminated alfalfa with manure injected
    • Visual: Recently applied manure and manure injection equipment/toolbars on display
    • Presenters:Ernie Sundstrom, Sundstrom Pit Pumping LLC + Tom Zwald (farmer)
  • WWCC information – membership, benefits, cost share programs and research
    • In the tent where lunch was held
    • Presenters:
      • WWCC: Todd Doornink, Chris van Someren + others
      • UW-River Falls: Jill Coleman Wasik, Heather Sumner Davis + student researchers (well testing team)

 2:30 PM  |  Wrap-up and Field Day concludes


Lunch and refreshments provided. This is a public event, please bring a guest!

Questions? Contact Chris at or 715.760.0216

Thank you to our supporters!

This meeting and supporting efforts made possible by grant and in-kind support from the following organizations: