LASA Annual Meeting – Feb. 28

Bridges Conference Center, 201 Christensen Dr, Darlington, WI 53530

Registration open now!

Schedule of events:

10-10:30 a.m. | Registration, networking

10:30 a.m. | Presentation

 “Southwest Wisconsin groundwater and geology study”

  • Ken Bradbury, director and state geologist, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, UW–Extension
  • Joel Stokdyk, biologist, Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment, US Geological Survey

11:15 a.m.| Keynote

“Environmental and social implications of agriculture, and the role farmer-led groups”

Don Niles DVM- Dairy Dreams and President, Peninsula Pride Farms

12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. | Lunch

During lunch, LASA leaders provide an overview of the LASA cost share program and grant funds

12:40 p.m. | Panel Presentation

Farmer experiences: Cover crops, reduced tillage and soil health”

Moderated by: Heidi Johnson, crop and soils educator, Dane County UW-Extension


  • Dan Brick, Brickstead Dairy, Greenleaf, Wis.,
  • Jason Rowe, Cuba City, Wis.
  • Ricky Kratz, Kratz Farms, Slinger, Wis.

1:30-2:30 p.m. | Innovation Session

“Aerial seeding cover crops: Economics, best practices and considerations”

  • John Cassens, agronomist, Ag Tech Air
  • Damon Reabe, president, Dairyland Aviation

2:30 p.m. | Public program concludes

Thanks to Investors Community Bank for making this event free for all attendees!

LASA Summer Field Day – Aug. 23

Thank you to everyone who attended our second annual field day. Hosted by Berget Family Farms. 

Thank you supporters

This event was made possible through support from:

Kuhn Krause

Professional Dairy Producers Foundation

Reddy Ag / Ross Soil Service

Sloan Implement

The Nature Conservancy

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact us