The economics of soil and water conservation and the implementation of conservation practices will be explored during the UW-Discovery Farms Conference "Crop Management in the 21st Century" on Dec. 12.
The one-day conference will be held from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Wilderness, Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells.
Attendees will hear from several speakers and learn: What practices are reducing environmental and economic risks on Wisconsin farms; how much water is needed for a crop this year; how climate change is impacting agriculture; is conservation tillage the right choice; how do large storm events impact annual sediment and nutrient loss; and what risks come with farming steep slopes.
The conference will also discuss the economics, challenges, and new opportunities in manure handling.
Registration is $40, which includes lunch and materials.
The conference is hosted by the University of Wisconsin's Discovery Farms Program. Continuing education credits will be 4.5 CEUs total with 1.0 in Nutrient Management and 3.5 in Soil & Water Management.
Register at www.uwdiscoveryfarms.org
715-983-5668 for more information.