Second Annual Conservation Field Day
Landowners in the Green Lake area have a lot to be proud of. That is what a multi-organizational group representing farmers, shoreline owners and the public plans to highlight at the second annual Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day on Saturday, August 18 in Ripon, Wisconsin.
The Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day is a free event to showcase these practices to a broad audience – for farmers and land owners to consider on their own property, or for the public to gain a deeper appreciation for what is being done to improve soil and downstream water resources.
Attendees will see soil health demonstrations and a rainfall simulator, which show how tillage, cover crops and other management practices affect storm water runoff quality and infiltration capacity. The event will also include a nutrient management panelist discussion featuring:
- Jamie Patton, Senior Outreach Specialist, Northeast Wisconsin, Nutrient and Pest Management Program,
- Chris Pollack, Fourth-Generation Farmer at Pollack-Vu Dairy, and,
- Becky Wagner, Agronomist, Fond du Lac County Land & Water Conservation Department
The Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day is on Saturday, August 18 from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM at the Pollack Farm, W13109 Reeds Corner Rd in Ripon. Participants are encouraged to RSVP online to provide an accurate headcount for lunch.