NEWS & EVENTS

SOIL HEALTH & DIVERSITY PROGRAM ON FEBRUARY 22

Join us as we learn from two Wisconsin farmers who are using sustainable farming practices. The event is sponsored by Grant County Rural Stewardship with financial support from our Seed Money Program.

 

Soil Health & Diversity:

Keeping Farms Economically and Ecologically Sustainable

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1-4 pm

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Lenz Conference Center

1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI

 

This event features two Wisconsin Farmers discussing how the practices and diversity they utilize will make their farms sustainable in the future.

Scott Mericka of Grass Dairy, LLC, is from the Dodgeville area and farms in partnership with Andy Hatch.  Scott will discuss their operation which involves milking 200 cross-bred cows utilizing rotational grazing and a variety of crops including forage sorghum, winter rye, forage kale, oats and peas.  Most of their milk is marketed through their own on-farm cheese plant with the cheese being sold nationwide and in some small export markets.

Mike Miles, from Luck, Wisconsin, began Anathoth Community Farm in 1986.  Produce and maple syrup have been staples from the start with animal husbandry being added in 2009.  Today, Mike uses steers, pigs, chickens and cover crops to build soil microorganisms and produce tasty, healthy meat.

 

The event is co-sponsored by Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Wisconsin Farmers Union, Grant County Farm Bureau, Organic Valley, Crawford Stewardship Project and Valley Stewardship Network with financial support from Food, Faith & Farming Network.

Follow the event on the Grant County Rural Stewardship Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/grantcountyruralstewardship Click here to download the flyer.