Nitrates & Farm Income Diversity Seminar

Green County UW-Extension in coordination with Green County Land & Water Conservation Department will be hosting a Nitrates & Farm Income Diversity Seminar on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Green County Justice Center, Multi-Purpose Rooms-Lower Level, 2841 – 6th Street, Monroe, WI.

Why does Green County have such high levels of nitrates? Does it come from manure, commercial fertilizer, or something else? How can we lower our nitrate levels? Would cover crops help?  If you would like answers to questions like this, plan to attend this seminar.  Kevin Masarik, Groundwater Education Specialist, UW-Stevens Point will be on hand to answer these questions.

This presentation will also include a discussion on how to make more farm income, but not the traditional way. Are there different crops we can be growing to make us more profitable?  Is there a local need for cover crop seed or other specialty crops?   Gene Schriefer, Iowa County UW-Extension Agriculture Educator will be discussing these topics to consider.

For more information print the Nitrates & Farm Income Diversity Seminar flyer or contact Jackie McCarville, Green County UW-Extension Ag Educator at 608-328-9440 or by email jaclyn.mccarville@ces.uwex.edu or Tonya Gratz, Green County Land & Water Conservation Technician at 608-325-4195 or by email tonya.gratz@wi.nacdnet.net .

To register, contact the Green County UW-Extension office by February 1st, 2019.