Whole farm planning workshop held in Lafayette County

Wisconsin State Farmer
Landowner Chele Isaac and Conservationist Landon Baumgartner discuss conservation planning options.

DARLINGTON - Farmers and non-farming landowners in Southwest Wisconsin can attend a workshop featuring all aspects of farm planning.

The "Whole Farm Planning" workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Oct. 9, at Town Bank, Community Room, 15815 State Rd 81, Darlington. 

The workshop is sponsored by the Pecatonica Pride Watershed Association. Funding for the workshop is provided by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, with support from Southwest Badger RC&D. 

Several local farmers will share their experiences of whole farm planning, including Jacob Marty on being a sixth generation livestock farmer. Other speakers will include Wisconsin State Grazing Specialist Brian Pillsbury on how to plan fence and water for pastured livestock. Sponsoring organizations from Lafayette County's Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) will be on hand to discuss conservation programs during breaks.

Lunch will be served from 12:15 - 1 p.m. The event is open to the public. RSVP is requested by Oct. 5 at

Registration is $50 for general admission, $30 for Southwest Badger members, and free for residents of Lafayette County and the Pecatonica River watershed.