By Tim Kowols
Peninsula Pride Farms reflected on the positive momentum they started in year two of the organization during their annual meeting held in Luxemburg Tuesday. Over 100 people attended the event that focused on how agriculture and conservation can work hand in hand and provided updates on the organization’s two demonstration farm networks. Peninsula Pride Farms President Don Niles was encouraged by the numbers present for the presentations, in particular young farmers and those with no agriculture background.
At the end of the meeting, Peninsula Pride Farms reiterated their support in a statement for changes to the current NR-151 manure handling standards, recognizing “that scientific research shows the need for additional attention to the issue.” The group also expressed their concern for smaller farms in the area that may not be able to stay in business due to the proposed restrictions.