Wisconsin Farmers Leading on Conservation

Sharing lessons learned to keep soil healthy, water clean and farms resilient

One of the best things about living in Wisconsin is the food—from summer sweet corn to the delicious cheese made by Wisconsin cheesemakers using milk produced by Wisconsin dairy cows...

...A small, but growing, number of Wisconsin farmers are working together to help find the answers. They have formed groups focused on their local watersheds and are implementing agricultural practices that build soil health and help improve water quality. Some of the practices they are using, such as cover crops and reduced tillage, will also help capture and hold carbon in the soil.

With support from Farmers for Sustainable Food, The Nature Conservancy and Wisconsin’s Producer-led Watershed Protection Grant Program, these farmers are sharing what they learn with each other and neighboring farmers, and they are setting goals and tracking conservation outcomes annually...

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Ken Notes: I Know the Carpenter`s, featured as one of five farms in this article and they are a great farm family and great farmers. They practice what they preach and they work hard to make a difference.

Please read all five of these summaries, we can make a difference in Wisconsin! Share this article and know that if we see more of this we can return Wisconsin to it`s rightful place as the World`s Best Dairyland...



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