October 18th, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm
Due to low registration, this event has been cancelled:
Manitowoc County Soil and Water Conservation Department, in partnership with UW-Extension Manitowoc, Forage and Land Stewardship Council, and Country Visions will be hosting a Fall Field Day on October 18th. Attend this event to see first-hand how cover crops are being used in Manitowoc County to reduce runoff and improve soil health and water quality. Also learn about partnerships in conservation, red and green flags of credit, and advice to take back the farm. Lunch will be provided!
Please RSVP by October 9th, 2017 by contacting Danielle Block at 920-683-4906
10:00 AM – Real-Life Experiences Using Cover Crops and No-Till from a Local Producer – Dan Meyer, Owner of Dan Meyer Family Farm
10:30 AM – Virtual Tour of 9 No-Till/Cover Crop Plots- Danielle Block- Conservationist, Manitowoc Co. Soil & Water Conservation Dept.
11:00 AM – Fall Manure Hauling Reminder- Jerry Halverson- Dept. Director, Manitowoc Co. Soil & Water Conservation Dept.
11:10 AM – Partnerships in Stewardship and Conservation -Jim Kettler- Executive Director, Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership
11:30 AM – Rainfall Simulator Demonstration and Plot Tour of Various Species of Late and Early Season Cover Crops Interseeded into Corn- Matt Rataczak- District Conservationist, Natural Resource Conservation Service
12:00 PM – Lunch-Provided
12:30 PM – The Red and Green Flags of Credit-Frank Friar– Economic Development Consultant-Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
1:15 PM – Practical Tips To Take Back To The Farm- James Downey– Dairy Nutritionist, CP Feeds, LLC Steve Kuenstler– CCA, Poplar Farms Scott Gunderson- Agriculture Agent, Manitowoc Co. University of WI Extension
1:45 PM – Questions/Wrap up
Kiel Fish & Game Lodge
22721 Kiel Fish and Game Road, Kiel WI