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Douglas County to host agricultural field day

Two sessions will focus on soil health and grazing for better pastures

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Holstein cows graze at TePoel Dairy in Maple. An upcoming field day hosted by the Douglas County land and water conservation department will focus on soil health and grazing for better pastures.
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SUPERIOR — The Douglas County Land and Water Conservation Department will host a field day focused on soil health and grazing for better pastures.

Presenters during the event will include staff from the department, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They will cover a range of topics specific to Northern Wisconsin.

Topics will include an overview of soil health, creating a nutrient management plan, measuring forage quality and methods to better manage livestock grazing.

Attendees are encouraged to come with questions.

The field day includes two time slots on Wednesday, Aug. 17. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will be held at 11652 E. Tepoel Dr. in Maple. The second time slot runs from 6-9 p.m. at 4061 S. County Road F in Maple.

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The events will be held outside on working farms so participants are asked to dress accordingly.

Registration is required by Wednesday, Aug. 10 by contacting Matt Bolen, agricultural technician, at Matt.Bolen@co.ashland.wi.us or 715-682-7187.

There is a $5 per person registration fee, and food and restrooms will be provided at both locations.

Related Topics: DOUGLAS COUNTY, WISCONSINAGRICULTURE EDUCATION
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