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Peninsula Pride Farms announces conference and annual meeting Feb. 13

Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments)
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CASCO, Wis. ­– Peninsula Pride Farms will host its conference and annual meeting Feb. 13 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg.

More than 100 farmers, agribusiness professionals and community members are expected to attend this free event hosted by the farmer-led conservation group. The public and news media are welcome.

Details

Who: Peninsula Pride Farms

What: Annual conference and meeting

When: 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13

Where: Kewaunee County Fairgrounds, 625 3rd Street, Luxemburg, WI 54217

RSVP: Register online by Feb. 6

Agenda

9:30 a.m. Registration, collect membership dues, distribute cost-share checks

9:45 a.m. Welcome

10 a.m. Opening keynote, Timm Uhlmann, meteorologist, NOAA Weather Forecast Office, Green Bay

11 a.m. Keynote, Tim Kowols, DoorCountyDailyNews.com

11:30 a.m. Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farm Network panel presentation

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. Conference concludes

1:30 p.m. Annual meeting (members-only)

2:30 p.m. Adjourn

Presentations

Timm Uhlmann, meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the weather forecast office in Green Bay, will give a presentation on northeastern Wisconsin precipitation history, outlook and tools. He will review the past few years of precipitation and trends and share the current state of the region, including soil moisture and precipitation outlook for the upcoming spring. He’ll also share online tools for finding soil moisture data, frost depth, precipitation forecasts and other weather information of interest to the agricultural community. Uhlmann has been with the NOAA office in Green Bay since 2016. He has been studying and working in the field of weather for most of the past decade.

Tim Kowols, a sales representative and news reporter with DoorCountyDailyNews.com in Sturgeon Bay, will cover how transparency and honesty can help forge strong relationships with the media and broader community. Kowols has been with the news outlet since 2014, reporting on local issues, including many agricultural topics, and working with businesses on their marketing plans.

A panel presentation will highlight experiences from the four Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farm Network participants. Barry Bubolz of NRCS will moderate the discussion, during which each farm will highlight an innovative practice tried in 2019 and there will be time for discussion between the audience, farmers and agronomists.

About Peninsula Pride Farms:
Peninsula Pride Farms is a nonprofit organization of dairy and crop farmers and corporate members committed to protecting and improving ground and surface water in Kewaunee and southern Door counties in Wisconsin. The group leverages the ingenuity of the agricultural community, university research and scientists to implement practices with measurable outcomes. More information: peninsulapridefarms.org

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