Farmers for Lake Country is a farmer-led group managed by the Oconomowoc Watershed Protection Program to assist with farmer education and engagement in conservation cost-share programs.The objectives of these programs are to improve soil health and help preserve and protect our lakes and streams.
Vision: Address priority areas in the watershed that are known to have elevated sediment and or nutrient losses to the waterways as a result of soil erosion and / or nutrient runoff so that water quality is protected for the long term and soil health is sustained at a high level.
Mission: Provide expertise and guidance for the farming community in the Oconomowoc Watershed so that water quality and soil health is protected for the long term.
Farmer Education Events – These free sessions help farmers to get a better understanding of the excellent funding available through NRCS for aerial seeding of cover crops and many other Best Management Practices. Other topics include strategies being implemented by local farmers that are protecting land and water resources.
Aerial Cover Crop Seeding Program – In 2020, the group completed its fourth aerial cover crop planting program. Oats, barley, wheat and other custom blends were flown into standing corn and soy beans. Please contact Darrell Smith for more information:
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