(photo by Aerica Bjurstrom, Kewaunee County UW-Extension)

Organizers are reporting a good turnout for Thursday’s kickoff Field Day for the Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farm Network.

During the sessions at Deer-Run Dairy in rural Kewaunee, Jamie Patton of the Shawano County University of Wisconsin-Extension gave presentations about soil health, low-disturbance manure applications, the UW-Discovery Farm tile monitoring project and the NCRS rainfall simulator.

The Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farm Network is a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in cooperation with Peninsula Pride Farms, a farmer-led organization. Groundwater and surface water quality are top priorities for the farmers in the network, who contend with shallow, fractured bedrock that can provide a direct path for contaminants.

Peninsula Pride Farms posted a short video on Facebook showing part of one of Patton’s presentations.