Membership

If you are farming in our community, we invite you to become a member!

Although there is no cost to join the WWCC, by becoming a member, you agree to:

Allow a team from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to conduct confidential well and soil tests on your property. As a new member, your well will be tested four times per year, then once per year following. Specific results from these tests on your property will ONLY be shared with you. Aggregated results (with no names attached) will be provided to the Council to build a database about our watershed. Costs for the testing are paid entirely by the Council. The confidential reports are yours at no charge.

Complete a simple survey once per year about the practices you are using on your property. Aggregated results are shared with other members and our community. We also use the aggregate information to support our grant reporting. We typically have cost-share funds available to support expansion of these practices among our members.

Once or twice each year, participate in the Council’s meetings to discuss these matters with other farmers, recommend new ideas and approaches that the Council can support, and seek to support and implement watershed-friendly practices whenever possible.

In addition to free well and soil testing, we have found that the Council brings the benefits of community spirit, farmer connections and alignment it creates.

Join our movement!

Please complete our membership application and return  this form to us at  westernwisconservation@gmail.com

Support the WWCC

Agriculture, conservation and community groups are encouraged to support the Western Wisconsin Conservation Council. As we formally launch our organization, a tiered program will be rolled out. If you are interesting in funding our start-up efforts, please contact us directly.

Contact: Todd Doornink, westernwisconservation@gmail.com or 715.760.0216

Thanks to our supporters and sponsors

  • Compeer Financial
  • Dairy Business Association
  • Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance
  • DATCP Producer-Led Watershed Grant Program
  • Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative