By Tim Kowols
Peninsula Pride Farms members are hoping the answers to many of their questions lie in their fields. Several of the farmers in Kewaunee and Southern Door County are participating in different studies with UW Discovery Farms and the Natural Resources Conservation Service looking at tile drainage, soil health and nitrogen efficiency. Don Niles from Peninsula Pride Farms says operations like Farm Technology Days host Ebert Enterprises and U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award winner Kinnard Farms shows the commitment to continuous improvement and the conservation efforts of its membership.
Peninsula Pride Farms has scheduled a field day for August 30 at Deer Run Dairy in Kewaunee to update farmers and other stakeholders on tile monitoring and low-disturbance manure application. Niles says more field days are being scheduled as a part of studies with the NRCS and UW Discovery Farms.