UW-Extension Hires New Water Intern

(Juneau) The UW-Extension and Dodge County has welcomed a new Healthy Soil-Healthy Water intern for the 2018 planting season. Cassie Strauss, a Watertown native, recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and will be focused on improving the soil and water quality of the Upper Rock River Watershed. She will be assisting Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing to fulfill the obligations of the Dodge County 2018 Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grant. Her duties will include collecting data for the grant’s on-farm cover crop research trails, visiting with producers and assisting implementing the grants’ cover crop cost-share incentive program.