Press Release: Nov. 15 field day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Maria Woldt, Communications
Western Wisconsin Conservation Council
Western Wisconsin farmer-led group to host field day Nov. 15
Baldwin, Wis. (Oct. 29, 2018) – The Western Wisconsin Conservation Council is excited to announce its first annual field day scheduled for Nov. 15 in Baldwin. Featured practices are tailored to farms in St. Croix County but are applicable to farms across the state with similar conservation goals.
The Western Wisconsin Conservation Council (WWCC), founded in early 2018, is a farmer-led 501c(3) non-profit group of local farmers dedicated to promoting water conservation, environmentally sound agricultural practices and community engagement. The group is composed of grain, dairy and livestock member-farms in the Kinnickinnic, Rush and Willow River watersheds.
The WWCC recognizes that by bringing like-minded farmers together with other community leaders, we can take a proactive approach to water quality and preserve our watersheds and the ways of life and commerce they support. These goals can be achieved through open communication and a willingness to share knowledge and research while being open-minded to new practices on our farms.
“We are excited to host our first field day showcasing conservation practices that have proven effective in addressing soil health and water quality,” said Todd Doornink, WWCC president. “As a group, we are committed to promoting known and testing new best management practices.”
Farmers and community members from St. Croix County are encouraged to attend; however, all are welcome to this free, public event. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. This event is supported by Compeer Financial, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, La Crosse Seeds and The Nature Conservancy. The complete schedule including speaker information is at westernwisconservation.org.
Details:
Thurs., Nov. 15 | Hosted by Emmert & Sons | 1881 140th Ave, Baldwin, Wis.
Field Day Agenda
11 a.m.  –  Registration, lunch (sponsored by Compeer Financial)
12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. – sessions and networking
Topics include:
  • Conservation equipment (No till planter and others)
  • Cover Crops – varieties, best practices and year in review
  • Panel: Till type and yield – farmer experiences
  • Nitrogen Use efficiency
2 p.m.   Field Day Concludes
About the WWCC:
Established in 2018, the Western Wisconsin Conservation Council is a farmer-led 501c(3) non-profit group of local farmers dedicated to promoting water conservation, environmentally sound agricultural practices and community engagement. The group is composed of grain, dairy and livestock member-farms in the Kinnickinnic, Rush and Willow River watersheds.
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Photos: Click the links below and then right click the images to download.
Todd Doornink, dairy farmer from Baldwin and WWCC president
Watershed map – the WWCC covers the Kinnickinnic, Rush and Willow River watersheds
Logos: Right click the .png logos below to download.
Additional photos, high resolution or .eps logos are available by request
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If you go:
What: Western Wisconsin Conservation Council
When: Thurs. Nov. 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Emmert & Sons, 1881 140th Ave, Baldwin, Wis. Look for signage
Details: Lunch and sessions will be held in the shop/conference room. Weather permitting, some sessions will be presented outside, so dress accordingly.  Restrooms available.
Admission is free
Agenda:
11 a.m.  –  Registration, lunch (sponsored by Compeer Financial)
12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. – sessions and networking
Topics include:
• Conservation equipment (No till planter and others)
• Cover Crops – varieties, best practices and year in review
• Panel: Till type and yield – farmer experiences
• Nitrogen Use efficiency2 p.m.   Field Day Concludes

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