Yahara Pride Farms has received a state grant to continue the farmer-led watershed conservation group’s mission of protecting and improving soil and water quality in the Yahara Watershed in south-central Wisconsin.
The grant is part of the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection’s Producer-Led Watershed Protection program, which gives financial support to farmers willing to lead conservation efforts in their own watersheds. The emphasis is on innovation and practices not already covered by other state and federal programs, and the intent is that participating farmers will reach out to other farmers to help them adopt conservation practices by offering incentives and through education and outreach activities.
In all, 27 groups received funding.
“DATCP has been a driver in the farmer-led movement in Wisconsin,” said Jeff Endres, a dairy farmer from Waunakee and chairman of Yahara Pride Farms. “Funds from this program have helped Yahara Pride Farms continue to test and implement innovative solutions to the challenges farmers face in our watershed.”
Click here for more about the latest round of grants.