Fri, Feb 10|
2023 WPCR Winter Workshop
Open to elected officials, farmers, lake associations, and landowners in the Racine, Kenosha and Walworth County area.
Time & Location
Feb 10, 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM
Cotton Exchange, 345 Hickory Hollow Rd, Waterford, WI 53185, USA
About the event
The workshop is free to attend, but you must pre-register by February 2nd!
Winter Workshop Speakers
David Brandt is a nationally recognized cover crop expert and Ohio Farmer. David farms 950 acres all no-till in central Ohio’s Fairfield County. He began no-till farming in 1971 and has been using cover crops since 1978. David has participated in yield plots for corn, soybeans and wheat into various covers. This information has been used by seed growers as well as county agents and universities to encourage other farmers to adapt no-till practices in their farming operations. He has also been planting various blends of cover crops to find out what benefits they provide to improve soil. David will be speaking about what he is currently doing, which is working with Ohio State University’s Randall Reeder and Dr. Islam on reducing input costs of fertilizers and herbicides using various cover crops which improve soil health.
Paul & Marissa Maggio own and operate Starry Nights Farm, located in Wheatland. They use regenerative farming practices to raise grass fed beef, pastured pork, pastured chicken and honey. They direct market to clients within a 60-mile radius of the farm. They also have an agrotourism enterprise, where they offer overnight farm stays. Prior to farming, Paul had a 30-year career in the Chicago commodity markets at the CBOT and CME. Paul grew up on the north side of Kenosha.
Dr. Jim Stute is a WPCRC member, independent research agronomist and certified crop advisor. His research focuses on developing best practice recommendations for climate smart systems to maximize financial returns and encourage adoption.