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Seating is limited and you will not want to miss this opportunity. The Dodge County Healthy Soil-Healthy Water Workshop is a farmer-to-farmer hosted event featuring nationally-known soil health and cover crops spokesperson, Ray Archuleta, as well as three panels of local farmers sharing their farm success stories using cover crops, no-till and strip till, and specific manure and nutrient management practices.

The workshop is set for Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Juneau Community Center at 500 Lincoln Drive, Juneau. To accommodate farm schedules, registration will remain open from 8:30 a.m. until noon. While the program begins at 9:00 a.m., the keynote speakers will not begin until 10:30 a.m.

Why are soil health and water quality important for your farm’s future? Come hear Ray Archuleta, aka “the Soil Guy,” explain how healthy soil plus healthy water equal more profits. Also speaking with Ray will be Justin Morris, a Regional Soil Health Specialist in the new Soil Health Division of NRCS, and Pennsylvania farmer Jim Harbach, who milks 1000 cows, operates a methane digester and farms 2,200 no-till acres.

Together these three dynamic speakers will share their passion about soil health and water quality principles and practices such as cover crops; no-till and strip tillage; and effective manure and nutrient management.

Come listen and learn from nine local producers who will share their farm success stories using cover crops, no-till and strip tillage, and how their manure and nutrient management practices improve soil health and water quality. The cover crop panel will feature Tony Peirick, Dale Macheel, Steve Smits and Damon Reabe.  Ricky Kratz, Jonathon Gibbs and Ryan Nell will speak on the no-till/strip till panel, and manure and nutrient management panelists are John Koepke, Kevin Roche and Jordan Crave.

Seating for this event is limited to 200, and farmers have preference. Reserve a seat today.

A registration form and fee are required to reserve your seat. Feb. 1 is the registration deadline.  For a meeting registration form and other meeting information, visit the Dodge County UW-Extension Ag webpage at http://dodge.uwex.edu/agriculture-calendar/

Depending on seating available, any registrations after this date will be charged a late fee.

For more information, call the Dodge County UW-Extension office at 920-386-3790.

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