Horse Creek Farmer Led Council 2018 Test Plot Report

The Horse Creek Area Watershed Council continues to study the long term effects of utilizing no-till vs conventional tillage and  the use of cover crops.  This was the fourth year of our study and we saw some promising results.  This 2018 report summarizes the data we collected in 2018 and offers some discussion about the […]

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2018 Soil Resilience Seminar

A seminar focusing on soil resilience was held in March 2018 in the Horse Creek Watershed.  See the links below for articles about this seminar featured in “The Country Today”. USDA official: Watershed councils hold power Horse Creek watershed group reports success

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Soil Resilience Seminar

The Horse Creek Area Farmer Led Council is sponsoring a seminar on cropping systems and soil resilience on Tuesday, March 13th, featuring Dr. Jerry Hatfield of the USDA Agriculture Research Service.  Click here for more information.

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View Our 2016 McKnight Foundation Grant Report

The Farmer Led Councils once again were fortunate to receive grant funding from the McKnight Foundation for years 2015-2016.  Take a look at our grant report to learn more about activities and participation in those years:  McKnight Grant Report 2015-2016

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Picnic on the Farm in the South Kinni Watershed

On July 12th, the South Kinni Farmer Led Watershed Council held a picnic open to all landowners in the watershed at a members property.  About 25 people enjoyed a potluck style picnic followed by presentations onsite.  The presentations included a UAV demonstration by Logan Ahlers from UWRF, a no-till into sod demonstration by the Chair, […]

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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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