Lend them your ear and area farmers will let you know how they are trying to continually improve their practices.
It has been over five years since farmers and community members came together to discuss well water concerns in the karst regions of Kewaunee and Door counties. Out of those discussions came some different regulations that would later provide the framework for the state’s NR-151 rules limiting where and when farmers could apply manure to their fields.
The quest to identify alternative practices also came out of those discussions to help farmers explore new ways to improve soil health and better protect the land and water. In November, the Climate Change Coalition of Door County visited Brey Cycle Farm in Sturgeon Bay to learn more about their operation, specifically about their management intensive grazing system they installed in 2021. Lauren Brey says she appreciates the opportunity to speak with other community members and see how they can work together.
Brey will be one of the speakers at Thursday’s Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s forum on soil health and regenerative agriculture, which will begin at 7 p.m. at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. The program will also be live-streamed. The public will also be able to hear about farmers in their practices when Peninsula Pride Farms hosts their annual meeting on February 15th at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds beginning at 10 a.m.