Farm tours will be followed by lunch at the Cates Farm, compliments of the Uplands Watershed Group. Questions? Contact Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute: (608) 283-1440, firstname.lastname@example.org or Gene Schriefer, Iowa County Extension: (608) 930-9850
Come discuss practices that are useful for your farm and help water infiltrate your soil. See no-till drilling, cover crops and managed pasture systems that conserve soil and nutrients. Look inside a soil pit and see in-field soil testing. Then enjoy burgers and seafood caught by fishermen in the Gulf, whose challenges with nutrient build-up and biological die-off in the Dead Zone we seek to help through our conservation practices. Hear Gulf fisherman Lance Naclo explain why it matters.