You can see things getting healthier above the ground in area farm fields, but Peninsula Pride Farms is turning its focus on what is below the surface at a special field day on August 9th in Kewaunee.
The United States Department of Agriculture credited the recent rains for improving the planted crops and increasing soil moisture. Fifty-five percent of the corn crop was rated as good to excellent, which is up seven points from last week while soybeans improved nine points week-over-week to 51 percent being rated good to excellent. Helping out those crops were some of the agricultural practices farmers have put in place over the years that helped increase the amount of organic material in the soil and keep the water in the fields.
Peninsula Pride Farms President Duane Ducat says its upcoming soil health field day will help show farmers how they can see big gains from healthy soils.
The Peninsula Pride Farms Field Day will take place at Ducat’s home operation of Deer Run Dairy in Kewaunee from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can find more details about the event below.