Dodge County Farm Field Tour Is Wednesday

10/15/17 – There are spots still available for an upcoming demonstration on healthy soil and healthy water cover crops. The Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water will host their first field tour of three local farms using cover crops on Wednesday. The group’s mission is to improve communities’ soil and water through conservation practices and education. UW-Extension Ag Agent Dr. Jamie Patton of Shawano County will illustrate the story of soil health as told through the soil beneath your feet and in the pit. UW-Extension Area Agent for Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing will discuss some preliminary results of on-farm cover crop trials started with local farmers to answer local production questions. The program will be from 8:30am until 12-noon. The bus will board at 8:45am and will leave at 9 a.m. from the Dodge County Fairgrounds. Program cost is free, but registration is required. The deadline to sign up is Monday (10/16). To register call 920-386-3790.