Douglas County Extension hosts agriculture symposiumFarmers, agribusiness and local land agency staff are invited to attend the Agronomy Symposium 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 at the Superior Public Library. There is a $4 registration fee payable at the door.
Farmers, agribusiness and local land agency staff are invited to attend the Agronomy Symposium 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 at the Superior Public Library. There is a $4 registration fee payable at the door.
“This year we will focus on topics that are gaining ground for our agriculture in the north”, said Jane Anklam, agriculture educator, UW-Extension, Douglas County. These include: efficient housing choices for livestock, the potential of biosolids for fertility and soil management, growing corn silage on clay soils, and cover crops in crop rotation.
Dick Wolkowski, soil scientist emeritus, UW- Madison, and David Kammel, biological systems engineer, UW- Madison will present and answer questions.
“We will be covering a lot in a short amount of time, but will maintain the format of interaction between the specialists and the participants,” explained Anklam. “Harvest season is a busy time. Likewise it is when our producers are planning for next year.
We need to make the most of these working sessions so the farmers are accessing up to date University information as they make decisions.”
For information or registration, contact Douglas County UW-Extension at (715) 395-1515 or Jane.Anklam@ces.uwex.edu.