Todd Doornink, dairy farmer from Baldwin and WWCC president. Submitted photo
Todd Doornink, dairy farmer from Baldwin and WWCC president. Submitted photo

Submitted by Maria Woldt, WWCC

BALDWIN, WI – The Western Wisconsin Conservation Council (WWCC) is excited to announce its first annual field day scheduled for November 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, 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.

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, Wisconsin, 54002.

“Field Day Agenda” 

11 a.m.  -  Registration, lunch (sponsored by Compeer Financial); 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. – sessions and networking. 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.

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.

Register online at westernwisconservation.org/events.