Message from the President

Submitted by Tony Peirick, HSHW

It’s a busy season for our group with working in the fields, hosting events, attending field days and several research projects going on.

We have changed our cover crop incentive program (CCIP) to attract new applicants that have not applied for it in the past. A new program has been added, Pay for Performance Phosphorus Reduction. This is for farmers that have participated and can do any conservation practice that improves soil health as well as get compensated. HSHW recognizes the importance of protecting soil and promoting soil health.

We are already organizing a number of field days this summer that are open to anyone interested in learning more. We also look forward to the Pontoon rides this summer.

Hope to see and meet Dodge County people this summer at our events. You can also connect with us at the Dodge County Fair in August, hope you stop in our display.

Upcoming Dodge County Farmers’ events:

Thur. July 21 – 6 pm
Topic: Worm Farm Tour at Lush Farms (@4LushFarms)
Address: N1475 County Rd M
Join us for barbeque after the tour please by RSVP by July 14.

Lush Farms is a premiere producer of 100% organic worm castings which is a fancy way of saying we raise worms and sell their poop. We love our worms and keep them very well fed and comfy in a 72-degree renovated dairy barn 365 days a year.