PRESS RELEASE – LAFAYETTE FARMER WATERSHED GROUP SETS FEB. 25 CONFERENCE
DARLINGTON, Wis. — The Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance, a farmer-led watershed conservation group, will host its conference and annual meeting on Feb. 25.
More than 100 farmers, agribusiness professionals and community members are expected to attend this free event in Darlington. The public and news media are welcome.
Who: Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance
What: Annual conference and meeting
When: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25
Where: Multi-Purpose Building, 11974 Ames Road, Darlington, Wis.
RSVP: Register online at www.lafayetteagstewardship.org by Feb. 18.
10 a.m. Registration, collect membership dues, distribute cost-share checks
10:30 a.m. Welcome and opening session, 2019 conservation practice lightning round presented by LASA members, moderated by Ryan Temperly, Ross Soil Service
12 p.m. Lunch and 2019 program review — Jim Winn, LASA president
12:45 p.m. Regional Conservation Partnership Program and Farmland Preservation update — Coreen Fallat and Wednesday Jordan, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
1 p.m. Keynote presentation: Conservation practices for dairy feed production — Dr. Brian Luck, assistant professor and state extension specialist, UW-Madison Biological Systems Engineering
1:45 p.m. Ag Technology: Precise, Perceptive and Profitable panel presentation — Wade Black, Ritchie Implement and Joe Brunker, Sloan Implement, moderated by Mike Berget, Berget Family Farms
2:30 p.m. Conference concludes, annual meeting begins (members only)
3:30 p.m. Adjourn
About Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance:
Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance is a farmer-led non-profit organization with a vision of a community where farmers and friends of agriculture work together to protect and improve water quality and the environment. The group is composed of 24 member-farms representing nearly 40,000 acres and more than 14,000 cows in Lafayette County. In 2018, LASA members documented an estimated reduction of 42,648 pounds of phosphorous and 13,285 pounds of nitrogen. More information: lafayetteagstewardship.org.