Fox Demo Farms Field Day for Conservation Partners

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Fox Demo Farms Field Day for Conservation Partners

October 10, 2017

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (tentative)

Greenleaf Volunteer Fireman’s Park

1588 Fair Rd. Greenleaf, WI 54126

$10 registration fee

(bus transportation and chili luncheon included)

Join us as we tour three Fox Demo Farms to learn how producers are incorporating innovative conservation practices into their agricultural systems to benefit soil health, water quality and wildlife habitat.

 

The tour will showcase how cover crops, no-till practices and grazing can rebuild organic matter and increase biological activity in the soil, ultimately improving infiltration rates and reducing soil erosion. In addition, the tour will include edge-of-field monitoring used to measure volume of runoff, phosphorus and sediment. We will also explore how these practices can potentially improve habitat and wildlife in the watershed.

 

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Questions?

Whitney Passint, UW-Extension, whitney.passint@ces.uwex.edu, 920-391-4663

or

Julia Noordyk, UW Sea Grant, noordykj@uwgb.edu, 920-465-2795

 

**This tour is brought to you by the Green Bay Conservation Partners and Lower Fox Demonstration Farms Network**

 

The Lower Fox Demonstration Farms Network (“Fox Demo Farms”) is a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) project designed to showcase and demonstrate leading edge conservation practices that improve Great Lakes water quality by reducing phosphorus from entering Green Bay and Lake Michigan. For more information, visit our webpage or find us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

The Green Bay Conservation Partners was created in 2014 as a self-sustaining regional conservation partnership to facilitate coordinated conservation in the northeast Wisconsin region of the Green Bay watershed. The partnership consists of individuals working on natural resource issues for government agencies, tribal nations, universities, non-profit groups and others.

 

The mission of the partnership is to strengthen collaborative efforts among diverse conservation stakeholders to support efficient and effective preservation and enhancement of the land, water and other natural resources of Green Bay and the Lower Fox River watershed. These natural assets are vital to our economy, recreational activities and quality of life.

 

The focus region of this partnership is the bay of Green Bay, the Lower Fox River watershed, Green Bay’s west shore and the Door Peninsula.

2017-09-11T13:41:45+00:00

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