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Dodge County Farmers share conservation research at annual Soil Health Expo

Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water (DCF HSHW) brought together farmers, community members and industry experts to share conservation research outcomes and celebrate their continued efforts to make a positive impact on the environment. The Soil Health Expo took place on Wednesday, Feb. 7, drawing more than 130 attendees to the Juneau …

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Dodge County Farmers Soil Health Expo

Join us at Juneau Community Center (500 Lincoln Dr., Juneau) on Feb. 7 starting at 8:30 a.m. for our Soil Health Expo. Come and learn about our group’s progress from the past year and discuss what’s next for conservation. RSVP here by Feb. 1. More details coming soon!

Dodge County Farmers HSHW Field event

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Topic: Grazing interseeded covers interseeded into 60” rows Description: Join us for coffee and donuts! Jeff Gaska, DCF member, and Will Fulwider, Dodge and Dane County Extension Crops Educator, will discuss 3 different cover crop mix trials for forage quality and production, and what that means for profitability. Additional topics include what is the right …

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DCF Showcase Cover Crops at September Event 

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Dodge County Farmers (DCF) held their annual cover crop showcase focused on a variety of cover crop plots and a rain fall simulator. This educational event was hosted by DCF member, Dale Macheel of Macheel Farms, including presentations by NRCS and Byron Seeds. The plot included mixes developed across the Unites States and Europe. The …

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Fall Cover Crop Showcase

Join us Wednesday, Sept. 27 for our Fall Cover Crop Showcase. The event will showcase cover crops, Phosphorus reduction with weir and a rainfall simulator. Location: Across the road from W10974 County Road CC, Beaver DamHost: Macheel Farms   No RSVP neededRefreshments and snacks to follow at Zig’s Lakeside Pub And Grill (W11146 Co Rd …

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On-farm demonstrations show tire pressure is a key factor in preventing soil compaction

Nearly 100 farmers and ag professionals gathered at Roche Farms on August 8 for an equipment, compaction and soil health event organized by Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil and Healthy Water. Several university educators from Minnesota and Wisconsin taught farmers the effects compaction has on soil health. Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota-Extension regional educator …

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Soil health event covering compaction concerns

Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil and Healthy Water will explore compaction concerns and the effect equipment has on soil health. The group will host an educational event in Columbus with several speakers and demonstrations. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 8. It is open to the public, and a meal will be …

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Equipment Compaction and Soil Health Event

Speakers: Jodi DeJong-Hughes: What is compaction, and why are we concerned about itFrancisco Arriaga: Compaction sources – tillage, equipment and current researchJake Kraayenbrink: Using tire pressure and other strategies to reduce equipment compactionBrian Luck: Pressure mats and various compaction toolsField demonstrations: Lasagna pit and Buried pressure bulb demoSpeaker bios click here Download flyer here Download agenda …

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Pre-planting workshop

  On April 4, over 60 folks gathered at Macheel Farms in Randolph, WI, for the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil, Healthy Water spring planter tune-up meeting.  The group heard from Brendon Blank as he gave an overview of the cover crop trails the group is doing and shared the benefits the group is …

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Spring planter tune-up discussion

Join Dodge County Farmers-Healthy Soil, Healthy Water for our spring planter tune-up discussion at Macheel Farms on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Location: Macheel Farms – N9460 County Rd FW, Randolph WI Agenda:11 a.m. – Registration11:30 a.m. – Brendon Blank – fertilizer value of cover cropsNoon – Free lunch provided by DCF (made by Chef Chanse)1 p.m. – …

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