Ag Innovation Day

Thank you to everyone who made our August 16 Ag Innovation Day a success!

We welcomed more than 100 guests to the annual Ag Innovation Field Day event. New this year, the Ag Innovation Day was open to farmers, agribusinesses and the general public from across the state. In year’s past, the event was designated for farmers in the Yahara Watershed, but organizer’s wanted to expand the reach of the programs and practices that are applicable to a wide audience.

The day kicked off with lunch, followed by several hours of field demonstrations. Manure was a central topic of the day and attendees had the chance to see dragline and tanker methods of applying manure using Low Disturbance Manure Injection techniques. The group had the opportunity to tour the newly built manure composting facility at Endres Berryridge Farms and learn the science behind the process and the equipment needed to successfully compost manure. Attendees also had the chance to see finished compost applied to a field. The final stop included a detailed cover crop planting demonstration where attendees had the chance to see eight different pieces of equipment plant a Barley-Pea mix on a recently harvested wheat field.

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A special thank you to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

Professional Dairy Producers Foundation
National Wildlife Federation – Cover Crop Champions

Field Site Sponsors

Carbon Cycle
Carl F Statz and Sons Inc.
Fields Silo and Equipment
Insight FS
Kalscheur Implement Co. Inc.
Markley Enterprises LLC
Mcfarlanes’
Morton Buildings, Inc.
MSA Professional Services Inc.

Lunch

Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative

Buses

Foremost Farms USA

Partners In Pride

Badgerland Financial
Clean Lakes Alliance
Dairy Business Association
IM Kahling Auctions
McKnight Foundation
Middleton Community Bank
Murphy Insurance
National fish and Wildlife Foundation
Natural Resources Conservation Service
United Cooperative
Wagner Insurance
Wisconsin Soybean Association
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, & Consumer Protection
Yahara Wins

Special thanks to the following farmers who donated fields for the event

Al Kalscheur
Blue Star Dairy
Darin Ripp
Endres BerryRidge Farms

 

 

Yahara Pride Farms (YPF), is a 501(c)(3), farmer-led, not-for-profit organization working to improve soil and water quality. We strive to help advance new ideas and technology that balance water quality improvement with farm sustainability and profitability.

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