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Leasing and Your Land Webinar Series

Leasing and Your Land: A free webinar series for farmland owners Link to recordings
Local Extension and County Conservation staff will host a series of webinars the evenings of November 9, 11, and 16 for landowners who rent out land for farming in Iowa, Grant, Green, and Lafayette Counties.
Soil is one of the most important assets of land, but it’s not always obvious how to work with an operator to protect it. In this series, presenters will start at the beginning to help landowners better understand soil, conservation practices, and developing a good lease.
The first session, “Understanding Your Farmland,” will be Monday November 9 from 6:30-7:30 PM. Topics include the connection between land use and water quality, basics of soil types, soil productivity and limitations, soil fertility, and how to use the Web Soil Survey
The second session, “Protecting Soil and Water,” will be Wednesday November 11 from 6:30-7:30PM. Topics include soil health, manure applications, basics of conservation practices (including cover crops and reduced tillage), and farmland programs and regulations.
The third session, “Developing a Farmland Lease,” will be Monday November 16 from 6:30-7:30PM. Topics include the importance of a multi-year, written lease, the economics of crop production, what goes into a good lease, and considerations for a fair price. A local landowner and an operator will also give their perspectives. Link to recording

Green County Poster Contest Winners Announced

The Green County Land and Water Conservation Department held its annual conservation poster contest. The conservation poster contest is open to kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Students are broken into five grade categories. Posters are evaluated on the...

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Aug 7 Summer Field Day

The second annual summer field day organized by the Farmers of the Sugar River will be held at Truttmann Dairy LLC located at N9682 County J, Blanchardville on Wednesday, August 7. Farmers and interested public are encouraged to attend. Registration, milk and cookies...

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2019 Youth Poster Contest Results

2019 Youth Poster Contest Results

The 1st place poster in each category goes on to the Southern Area contest.  More information about our Youth Poster Content > Grades K – 1 1st Place Taralyn Gratz Kindergarten Monroe Northside Grades 2 – 3 1st Place Emiliano Torres Grade 3...

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Leasing and Your Land Webinar Series

Leasing and Your Land: A free webinar series for farmland owners Link to recordings
Local Extension and County Conservation staff will host a series of webinars the evenings of November 9, 11, and 16 for landowners who rent out land for farming in Iowa, Grant, Green, and Lafayette Counties.
Soil is one of the most important assets of land, but it’s not always obvious how to work with an operator to protect it. In this series, presenters will start at the beginning to help landowners better understand soil, conservation practices, and developing a good lease.
The first session, “Understanding Your Farmland,” will be Monday November 9 from 6:30-7:30 PM. Topics include the connection between land use and water quality, basics of soil types, soil productivity and limitations, soil fertility, and how to use the Web Soil Survey
The second session, “Protecting Soil and Water,” will be Wednesday November 11 from 6:30-7:30PM. Topics include soil health, manure applications, basics of conservation practices (including cover crops and reduced tillage), and farmland programs and regulations.
The third session, “Developing a Farmland Lease,” will be Monday November 16 from 6:30-7:30PM. Topics include the importance of a multi-year, written lease, the economics of crop production, what goes into a good lease, and considerations for a fair price. A local landowner and an operator will also give their perspectives. Link to recording

Green County Poster Contest Winners Announced

The Green County Land and Water Conservation Department held its annual conservation poster contest. The conservation poster contest is open to kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Students are broken into five grade categories. Posters are evaluated on the...

read more

Aug 7 Summer Field Day

The second annual summer field day organized by the Farmers of the Sugar River will be held at Truttmann Dairy LLC located at N9682 County J, Blanchardville on Wednesday, August 7. Farmers and interested public are encouraged to attend. Registration, milk and cookies...

read more
2019 Youth Poster Contest Results

2019 Youth Poster Contest Results

The 1st place poster in each category goes on to the Southern Area contest.  More information about our Youth Poster Content > Grades K – 1 1st Place Taralyn Gratz Kindergarten Monroe Northside Grades 2 – 3 1st Place Emiliano Torres Grade 3...

read more