On February 7, 2017, a training was offered by the Fond du Lac County Land & Water Conservation Department. The day of crop system management training featured speakers from University of Wisconsin Department of Soil Science, Family Insurance Center, Dairyland Aviation, Inc. and Sand County Foundation. Participants learned how elements within the agricultural system are tied together as well as learning about innovative ideas that go beyond current farm business practices. the following are handouts from the presentation:
Video excerpts from the presentation can be viewed below.
As a follow-up to this training, a summer field day titled "Soil quality Leads to Water Quality" will be held August 24, 2017 at Hiemstra Dairy, LLC, Brandon. See Land and Water Conservation Department's home page for more information.