By Josh Kamps, UW Extension Crops and Soils Educator
In April, 16 college students representing UW-Platteville, UW-Green Bay, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stevens Point participated in a three-day field experience learning about agriculture production and water quality factors in southwestern WI.
The field experience was a practical hands-on opportunity for the students enrolled in a cross-campus online course to apply their knowledge of agricultural water quality management within agricultural production.
LASA member farmers participated in a discussion of the water quality outcomes the farmer-led watershed group has achieved through on-farm practice changes.
Thank you to the following farms throughout Lafayette County for collaborating with Ag-Water Nexus course instructors to transform on-farm demonstrations into engaging learning experiences: Wilson Organic Farms, Lafayette Acres, Gleason Cattle Company, Russell Family Farms, Cotton Wood Dairy, Steinhoff Acres and Pioneer Farm.
Pictures below of students touring farms.