By Tim Kowols
Members of Peninsula Pride Farms see changes to the state’s NR-151 manure spreading rules as an opportunity to improve their practices, but hope all operators can stay in business. The changes prevent farmers in 15 Wisconsin counties including Door and Kewaunee from spreading manure on land that has less than two feet of soil to bedrock. Peninsula Pride Farms has provided farmers with the tools needed to be better stewards of their land in the future as technology improves. Don Niles hopes none of the organization’s members finds themselves without room to operate.
Peninsula Pride Farms has been organizing tours and “field days on the fly” this summer to display the progress being made at members of the Door-Kewaunee Watershed Demonstration Farms Network.