By Tim Kowols
Peninsula Pride Farms president Don Niles knows the pressure is on to put what they have learned into use in its third year of existence. Some members of the farmer-led initiative have joined groups led by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and UW Discovery Farms to make their operations into outdoor science labs to see which practices can yield the best results for soil and water conservation. Niles says with the data they have been accumulating, farmers have a much better idea of what works and what still needs to be improved.
Peninsula Pride Farms is planning a spring field day at Heim’s Hillcrest Dairy in Algoma later this month to discuss new manure injection techniques.