Author's posts

Cover crops and reducing inputs to increase profit – David Brandt to share at Soil Health Expo

Soil health has been a growing interest to many farmers in Dodge County for several years. Cover crops are nothing new to Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil Healthy Water (DCF). The group hosts a Soil Health Expo in Dodge County to encourage more participation in conservation in their county. This year, the expo will …

Continue reading

Fall wrap-up member social

Everyone is welcome to come to discuss what worked on their farms and what didn’t. It’s a time to share and learn with other local farmers. Will Fulwider will be moderating the conversation.   The event is sponsored by Schmidtt Crop Services.There will be beer and pizza available.   Thank you to our hosts Nancy …

Continue reading

Grazing interseeded covers for profitability: Do the numbers pencil out?

  Join us for coffee and doughnuts on Friday, Nov. 18.Jeff Gaska will talk about his experience interseeding covers and grazing setup. Will Fulwider, Dodge and Dane County Extension Crops Educator will talk on if this practice will pencil out. Address: N4301 County Rd. TT, Columbus (Park by the barn to the right and we …

Continue reading

Cover crop showcase brings farmers and lake property owners together for a unique event

Kevin Miller, part owner of K&S Farms, hosted members of the Lake Sinissippi Association and Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water at a recent cover crop showcase on his farm in Iron Ridge, Wis. This unique learning opportunity brought farmers and lake property owners together to educate how cover crops are achieving goals both …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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, …

Continue reading

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, …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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: https://bit.ly/DCFAug11 Location: Biljean FarmsN1566 State Rd 26, Watertown, WI Thank you, Sponsors: Byron Seeds, Dairyland Seed, Martin-Till,P I P Seeds and State Bank …

Continue reading

July summer 2022 events

 Worm Farm Tour at Lush Farms