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Olson excited to show off progress with conservation efforts

Olson Family Farm in Sturgeon Bay is showing you can be in business a long time and still try something different. The nearly 150-year-old dairy farm has slowly been adding cover crops to its annual routine over the past few years. Broadcast spreading cover crops in the past, this marked the first year they added interseeding to the mix, planting turnips and radishes mixed with oats into its winter wheat field. A mix of clover and ryegrass, two common cover crops, were also planted in between the farm’s rows of corn. Co-owner Rich Olson recently joined Peninsula Pride Farms to learn more about how farmers can help improve water quality and soil conservation within their own operations. He says it has been a learning experience.

Olson Family Farm will be the location of the next Peninsula Pride Farms Conservation Conversation on October 6th beginning at 5 p.m.

 

Picture courtesy of Olson Family Farm

 

Listen to the full conversation here

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