(Westford) The state’s Department of Agriculture recently designated over 88,000 acres as Agricultural Enterprise Areas in several Wisconsin counties, including Dodge and Green Lake counties. In Dodge County, the Enterprise Area is in the Town of Westford covering 18,200-acres. The goal is to promote nutrient management planning to reduce sediment and phosphorous runoff to improve local surface water quality of Beaver Creek and Beaver Dam Lake. In Green Lake County, the designation encompasses 19,725 acres in the towns of St. Marie and Princeton. The goal of that Agricultural Area is to support local food production and markets by creating a local brand associated with the statewide program for products sold at local stores and farm markets.
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