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Fall cover crop showcase

Join us for our annual Fall cover crop showcase. W3389 Oak Lawn Rd, Iron Ridge. The field location is .25 mile east of the farm on the north side of the road.  We will walk the fields to view cover crop strips and have great farmer-to-farmer networking. No RSVP needed. Following the field event we …

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Biljean Farms share benefits of long term no-till 

by Jamie Fisher Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water (HSHW) hosted a field day on Aug. 11 at Bill Nass’s farm, Biljean Farms, in Watertown, Wis. Over 80 attendees learned about nutrient management, residual herbicides, species selection and soil health.   Kevin Shelley, University of Wisconsin Madison nutrient and pest management educator, …

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Field Notes Podcast July 27, 2022

Interseeding  Wed, 27 Jul 2022 In this, the first episode of Field Notes, we dive headlong into the practice of interseeding cover crops into standing corn, a practice becoming more and more popular in Wisconsin. To help us out, we talk with Anne Pfeiffer, program manager for UW-Madison’s on-farm research research network, and Marty Weiss, …

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Lush Farms organic worm castings feed the soil

  By Jamie Fisher Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water (HSHW) sponsored a farm tour on July 21 at Lush Farms, LLC in Watertown, Wis. Nearly 50 attendees learned about worm castings and soil health benefits. Troy Hinke, Living Roots Compost Tea owner, presented on soil health and microbiology. The conversation focused …

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August summer 2022 events

Field day topics:Nick Arneson presents on residual herbicidesKevin Shelley presents on nutrient management & species selectionJamie Patton presents on soil pitLand Conservation will showcase new grass waterwayField equipment demonstrations Lunch is provided.Please RSVP: Location: Biljean FarmsN1566 State Rd 26, Watertown, WI Thank you, Sponsors: Byron Seeds, Dairyland Seed, Martin-Till,P I P Seeds and State Bank …

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July summer 2022 events

 Worm Farm Tour at Lush Farms 

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 …

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No-till and planting green grow success in grazing cattle

Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil and Water (HSHW) sponsored a field event on Monday, June 13 at Chris and Brenda Conley’s farm, High-Gem Holsteins & Normandes. More than 30 attendees walked through the fields and had an open conversation of how planting went for 2022. The Conleys sold their tillage equipment and switched over …

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