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Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water will review the group’s progress from the past year and explore what’s next for conservation during its Soil Health Expo on Feb. 7.


Who: Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water, a farmer-led watershed conservation group

What: Soil Health Expo

When: 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Where: Juneau Community Center, 500 Lincoln Drive, Juneau

RSVP: Media should register by emailing Laura Hensley at


  • 8:30 a.m. — Coffee/donuts, networking and vendors, poster sessions, registration
  • 10 a.m. — Welcome and 2023 DCF year in review, Tony Peirick, president
  • 10:15 a.m. — 2023 conservation outcomes, Shawn Wesener, Farmers for Sustainable Food
  • 10:30 a.m. — Roots Not Iron: 50 Years of Cover Crops, Blake Vince, no-till farmer from Ontario, Canada
  • Noon — Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. — Running the Numbers for Adding Wheat in Your Rotation, Jeff Hadachek, UW-Extension specialist in ag and applied economics
  • 1:30 p.m. — Lightning Talks
    • State agriculture department’s nitrogen optimization pilot project - nitrogen rate trial data for 2023, Bill Stangel, Soil Solutions Consulting
    • Rye cover crop termination timing and weed suppression, Jim Stute, independent research agronomist
    • Comparing soil sensor data: How soil health fields compared to conventional fields in the 2023 drought, Greg Olson, The Sand County Foundation field projects director
  • 2:30 p.m. — Closing comments, Tony Peirick
  • 2:45 p.m. — Public program concludes

About Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water:

Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water is a nonprofit farmer-led conservation group in Dodge County in Wisconsin whose members explore farming strategies that lead to improved soil health, greater farming efficiency, sustained profitability and reduced environmental impact. Members share information gained through field trials with fellow farmers and strive to foster an understanding of the role of agriculture in the community. More information: