Horse Creek Watershed Council’s No Till Workshop

Farmers that attended the Horse Creek Watershed Council’s No Till Workshop learned about: equipment council members are using on their own farms; fertility, do’s and don’ts, economics, weed control and equipment options; improved soil resiliency from No Till and cover crops demonstrated by a rainfall simulator test. On June 13, 2017 the Horse Creek Watershed […]

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Welcome!

Welcome! Just as nature runs its course through all the seasons, and the wildlife and landscape take a rest in the winter, we too have taken a short rest. We are back online and will begin to update this website regularly to share information with you. If you have been with us from the beginning, […]

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A Start-Up Guide for Farmer-Led Watersheds

There’s been lots of interest lately in farmer-led watersheds, so I thought I’d put together a sort of “start-up guide” based on our experience with the Wisconsin Farmer-Led Watershed Council Project. This document details how we got started, and breaks down some of the key takeaways for success that have come out of our project. […]

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What defines a “Farmer-Led Watershed Council?”

How do you define a farmer-led watershed council? It’s simple really. You need these three things: An identified, shared, water, soil, or other natural resource concern A group of farmers organized within a defined watershed and willing to play a leading role in addressing the shared concern(s) A vision for change, ideas of how to […]

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Interseeding Cover Crops in Pierce County

This week has been pretty exciting in the watersheds — we seeded two of our cover crop/tillage test-plot locations with cover crop seed into standing corn. It went really well! This far north, we need to give the cover crops as much time as possible to germinate and establish before things start freezing, so planting […]

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New Project Video — On-Farm Cover Crop Trials

We have been working hard to establish and analyze three on-farm cover crop and tillage test plots in the watersheds, made possible in part by a grant from SARE, the Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education program at USDA. We have randomized, replicated trials of cover vs no-cover, and tilled vs no-till plots on three farms […]

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View our 2014 Report

2014 was a great year for the Farmer-Led Watershed Council Project. The number of farmers that participated and council activities all increased. See all the details in our 2014 Report: 2014 FLWC Report

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St. Croix 360 covers Farmer-Led Project

“It has the hopeful feeling of a revolution – one that might achieve results that have long been elusive in improving water quality impacts from agricultural land.” A great article about our project by Greg Seitz on St. Croix 360! Check it out: Farmers Doing ‘Groundwork’ to Restore St. Croix River Water

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