Using soil health to find profitability on farms is the focus of upcoming meetings in Thorp and Augusta.
“Farming Profitably with Cover Crops and Healthy Soils” sessions will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the C.A.M. Center at Thorp, and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Augusta-Bridge Creek Fire Station. The programs will be hosted by the Eau Claire River Watershed Coalition.
Registration should be made by calling 715-836-2918 or e-mailing [email protected]. A lunch will be provided at no cost to attendees, but the pre-registration is requested to provide organizers with a meal-count.
Sessions will include:
– “Overview of Regenerative Ag Techniques,” with University of Wisconsin Marshfield Agricultural Research Station agronomist Jason Cavadini;
– “Tools for Assessing Profitability,” with University of Wisconsin-Extension Clark County agriculture agent Richard Halopka; and
– “Managing Soil Health and Manure on the Dairy Farm,” with University of Wisconsin-Extension nutrient and pest management outreach specialist Jamie Patton.
Question-and-answer sessions between local farmers also will be included.