By Tim Kowols
Peninsula Pride Farms continues to earn grants to fund their programs aimed at helping farmers become better stewards of their land. The latest received by the farmer-led initiative is a $10,000 Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grant from the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. The grant helps farmers willing take on conservation efforts with the financial support needed to make changes. With farmers taking on new practices and new equipment as commodity prices continue to tumble, Peninsula Pride Farms President and Dairy Dreams owner Don Niles says every dollar matters to make sure they stay sustainable.
Peninsula Pride Farms is in its second year with UW Discovery Farms and the Natural Resources Conservation Services as they learn about other new practices they can implement on their own operations. The organization will host their second annual meeting at the Rendezvous of Luxemburg January 31 at 10 a.m.