Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Workshop

Thursday, March 22, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
UW-Marshfield/Wood County
2000 W. 5th Street | Marshfield, WI

At the Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Workshop, farmers and others in the Wisconsin River Basin will hear firsthand from individuals involved in locally-led efforts to build soil health, conserve nutrients, reduce erosion, and improve water quality.

Keynote speakers will share context for our local healthy soil, healthy water efforts. Morning talks will address the broader issue of healthy soils (what they are and why they impact your bottom line), the Wisconsin River water quality project, and success stories from producer-led groups across the state. Afternoon speakers and panels will address on-farm efforts to improve soil health, and ways that communities can build local partnerships to grow the healthy soil movement.

AGENDA           (Printable Flyer) 

8:30AM     Registration (Registration link- registration fee $25 includes hot lunch, snacks, and materials)

9:00 AM       Welcome: Becca Bauer- UW Wood County

9:15 AM       Healthy Soil = Healthy Farms = Healthy Waters*

10:00 AM    Restoring the Wisconsin River – We All Play a Role*

10:30 AM    Success Stories from Wisconsin Producer-Led Councils*

11:00 AM     Q&A        


1:00 PM      Economics of Soil Health*

1:45 PM       Afternoon Breakout Sessions 

                     Breakout A Topic: Agronomics of Soil Health 

                     Breakout B Topic – Building Lasting Partnerships


2:45PM    Closing remarks

3:00PM    Adjourn- Optional equipment demos outside