Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

UW Discovery Farms Conference

Pigeon Falls, WI. – On December 12, 2017, in Wisconsin Dells, UW Discovery Farms will host its 6th annual conference geared towards farmers, that emphasizes strategies that work on farms, and for the improvement of water quality. The conference will bring together farmers, farm advisors, and experts for a reality check on precision agriculture, nutrients, and climate.

This year, UW Discovery Farms wanted to go beyond the basics and bring forth presentations that do not regularly make the conference circuit. This is why the theme is What next? Going beyond the cropping and conservation basics. Presenters from Kentucky, Colorado, and Wisconsin will discuss their groundbreaking research on precision agriculture, nutrient management, climate, and economics.

In addition to an emphasis on nationally renowned applied research, listen to a panel of farmers, crop consultants and manure specialists discuss their innovative approaches to nitrogen application. The day will wrap up with a reality check panel making sure that the tools needed get identified and the tough questions are answered. You will not leave this conference empty-handed. Instead, you will have valuable, innovative information to support continuous improvement of soil and water resources while preserving farm productivity and profitability.

The conference will be held on December 12 from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Registration is $40 for members of sponsoring organizations or $50 for non-members and includes a noon meal. Registration opens October 26. For up-to-date information follow UW Discovery Farms on Facebook and Twitter. Questions? Email Erica.Olson@ces.uwex.edu or call 715.983.5668.

About UW Discovery Farms

For over a decade, UW Discovery Farms has worked with Wisconsin farmers to identify the water quality impacts of different farming systems around the state. The program, which is part of UW-Extension, is under the direction of a farmer-led steering committee and takes a real-world approach to finding the most economical solutions to agriculture’s environmental challenges. If you are interested in learning more about UW Discovery Farms, visit www.uwdiscoveryfarms.org or email us at uwdiscoveryfarmsorg@gmail.com.

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