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Expert shares how to boost profit, reduce inputs through cover crops

Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil Healthy Water (DCF), a farmer-led conservation group, hosted its annual Soil Health Expo on Feb. 8. Nearly 175 farmers and community members gathered to network, hear from soil health experts and learn about the group’s continued effort to make a positive impact in their watershed. The event kicked off …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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