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Join us for Yahara Pride Farms’ Watershed-Wide Conference!

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with farmers throughout Dane County and learn about new technologies with both economical and environmental benefits to your operation!

DATE:  Wednesday, March 5, 2014
TIME: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Lake Windsor Golf Club – 4628 Golf Road Windsor, WI 53598
Free lunch will be provided, courtesy of our sponsor, Badgerland Financial

–This is a CCA Board Approved Educational Event

TO REGISTER: email rachel@yaharapridefarms.org or call 608-255-6329.

Building on our Progress:
Over the past two years, Yahara Pride Farms has built a tremendous amount of momentum and recognition around sustainability in agriculture. Members of the community are starting to see the positive effects of our efforts. Just this year, over 3,000 pounds of phosphorus have been secured to the landscape solely by Yahara Pride Farms through conservation practices & innovative technologies. The strength of our organization is being noticed and heard by many, which will make this movement event stronger in 2014.

Meet our guest speakers!

Dave Robinson, Legacy Seed
Learn from the industry experts about new innovative practices being used in the Yahara watershed and how to adopt these practices on your operation. Dave  will join us to discuss the economic benefits of cover cropping and which cover crops are best suited in this watershed. He has our 15 years of experience working with cover crops.

Heidi Johnson, UW-Extension Crop & Soils Agent
Heidi will review results from the Yahara Pride Farms’ Cover Crop Test Plot, indicating economic & environmental benefits associated with utilizing cover crops as well as timing and seed type/combinations.

Dennis FrameYahara Pride Farms Conservation Resource Manager & Emeritus Professor of UW-Extension
Dennis will provide an update on our Certification Program and happenings in the watershed.

Jeff Endres, Endres BerryRidge Farm Owner & Yahara Pride Farms Chair
Jeff will discuss about our cost-share programs for cover crops and tillage as well as the progress made in 2013 and projected project outcomes for 2014.

Keith Ripp, WI Representative of 42nd Assembly District 
Keith will discuss the new Implementation of Husbandry legislation bill (equipment weight limit & size restrictions on rural roads) and answer any questions regarding the change this may cause for your operation

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