New group to host field day Aug. 29
The newly formed Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance is excited to announce its first field day scheduled for Aug. 29. Featured practices are tailored to farms in Lafayette County but are applicable to farms across the state with similar conservation goals.
The Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance (LASA) is a farmer-led, nonprofit organization committed to faithful and sustainable stewardship of our natural resources. Through innovation and collaboration, LASA identifies, shares and promotes conservation practices that demonstrate continuous improvement and preserve and enhance the quality of life in the community.
Lafayette County faces issues with karst topography, ground and surface water quality. LASA recognizes that we have three main responsibilities in Lafayette County – protecting the natural resources, helping the public understand general farming practices and empowering members to improve farming techniques. These goals can be achieved through open communication and a willingness to share knowledge and research while being open-minded to new practices on our farms.
“We are excited to host a field day showcasing conservation farming techniques that reduce runoff and improve soil health,” said Jim Winn, chairman of LASA. “Helping the farmers of Lafayette County improve best management practices is one of our core principles.”
Farmers from Lafayette County are encouraged to attend this event; however, farmers from neighboring counties are also welcome. The event is free thanks to the support of The Nature Conservancy, Professional Dairy Producers Foundation and La Crosse Seeds. Go to lafayetteagstewardship.org for the complete schedule.
Tuesday, Aug. 29 | Highway Dairy LLC | 16639 State Road 23, Darlington, WI 53530
Field Day Agenda
12:15 P.M. Registration + Lunch
1:00 P.M. Cover Crop | Establishment and species selection
1:45 P.M. Manure Injection | Two types of low disturbance alongside conventional manure injection demonstration
3:00 P.M. Field Day Concludes
RSVPs appreciated: LafayetteAgStewardship@gmail.com or (608) 314-5393
About Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance: Established in 2017, Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance is a farmer-led 501c(3) non-profit organization with a vision of a community where farmers and friends of agriculture work together to protect and improve our water quality and environment. To learn more go to lafayetteagstewardship.org
Editor’s Note: [Photo] Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance will host its first field day on Aug. 29. Cover-crop planting will be one of the core topics at the event.
For more information, contact:
Maria Woldt, Communications
Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance
(608) 577-4345 | firstname.lastname@example.org