Field days unite farmers with conservation efforts
Posted about one year ago by Tim Kowols
While the raindrops fell over Door and Kewaunee Counties Wednesday morning, you could find many farmers learning about the latest efforts to be more conservation minded. Peninsula Pride Farms and the Door Kewaunee Demonstration Farm Network hosted approximately 50 farmers for a field day at Kinnard Farms in Casco. On display was a one-of-a-kind manure applicator that can apply nutrients to standing corn and alfalfa fields without using as much heavy equipment during the growing season. Doug Sutter from Vanderloop Equipment in Brillion says field days are a great opportunity to show multiple farmers the latest in technology.
Tony Brey of Brey Cycle Farms in Sturgeon Bay says he has been able to take a lot away from the field days since his operation joined Peninsula Pride Farms in 2016.
Peninsula Pride Farms is made up of 60 farms across southern Door and Kewaunee Counties with a mission of addressing agriculture's role in improving the area's water issues. Wednesday's field day was also part of DoorCountyDailyNews.com annual "Lunch on the Farm" in celebration of June Dairy Month.