Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, WI

Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI

Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Tour begins in Madison

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The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers: Keeping the Dream of Farming Alive

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CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

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Long-Term Cropping Systems Trials in Wisconsin: Lessons on Carbon, Nitrogen and Sustainability

Date: May 2 2013 4:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted April 2013

Weston Sustainability Roundtable
Matthew D. Ruark
Assistant Professor, Soil Science Extension

1106 Mechanical Engineering
1513 University Avenue

The effects of agricultural management practices on crops and soil are not always immediately seen. Thus, there is tremendous value in maintaining long-term cropping trials to evaluate these medium- to long-term effects. Dr. Ruark’s presentation will focus on the long-term cropping system trials at the University of Wisconsin and how they have been, are being, or can be used to answer pressing questions facing agriculture, with a specific emphasis on soil carbon, nitrogen availability, and sustainable crop production.