2017 Soil, Water & Nutrient Management Meetings

The Department of Soil Science, in conjunction with University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension, will conduct eight Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meetings in 2017 (from November 29 to December 5). Meetings will either be mornings from 8:30 to 11 am (with breakfast @ 8 am) or afternoons from 1:30 to 4 pm (with lunch @ 1:00 pm).  The purpose of these meetings is to provide research and information updates in the field of soil, water, and nutrient management.  Francisco Arriaga, Matt Ruark, Brian Luck (all UW-Madison), and Sue Porter (Wis. DATCP) will present current soil, water, and nutrient management information.  A uniform fee of $35 per person will be charged at all locations; this includes the meal and all materials.  Certified Crop Adviser CEU credits (1.0 NM and 2.0 SW) have been requested. Make reservations with the host agent at least 1 week before the meeting you wish to attend. For program content questions, contact Francisco Arriaga (farriaga@wisc.edu) or 608-263-3319.  Presentations include:  Matt Ruark:  (1) Building soil organic matter; (2) Principles of nitrogen use efficiency; (3) Cover crop research update.  Francisco Arriaga:  (1) The value of crop residues; (2) Cover crop survey results.  Sue Porter: Wisconsin nutrient management update.  Brian Luck: Machinery movement for efficient forage harvest and maintaining soil health.

Schedule and Contacts

Wednesday Afternoon, Nov. 29 – DeForest at Comfort Inn, 5025 County Hwy V.   CONTACT HOST: Heidi Johnson, Dane Co. UWEX, or 608-224-3716. Please register online at fyi.uwex.edu/danecountyag/upcoming-ag-programs/.

Thursday Morning, Nov. 30 – Eau Claire at 29 Pines Family Restaurant-Sleep Inn, 5872 33rd Ave. CONTACT HOST: Mark Hagedorn, Eau Claire Co. UWEX, 227 First St., Altoona, WI 54720; 715-839-4712.

Thursday Afternoon, Nov. 30 – Sparta at Jake’s Northwoods, 1132 Angelo Rd., Hwy 21. CONTACT HOST: Bill Halfman, Monroe Co. UWEX, 14345 Co. Hwy B, Rm. 1, Sparta, WI 54656; 608-269-8722

Friday Morning, Dec. 1 – Dodgeville at Iowa Co. Health & Human Services Bldg., 303 W. Chapel St. CONTACT HOST: Gene Schriefer, Iowa Co. UWEX, 303 W. Chapel St., Ste. 1200, Dodgeville, WI 53533; 608-930-9850.

Monday Morning, Dec.4 – Juneau at Dodge Co. Admin Bldg., 127 Oak St. CONTACT HOST: Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, Dodge Co. UWEX, Admin Bldg. 127 Oak St., Juneau, WI 53039; 920-386-3790.

Monday Afternoon, Dec. 4 – Kiel at Millhome Super Club, 3 miles East on Hwy. 57/31. CONTACT HOST: Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan Co. UWEX, 5 University Dr., Sheboygan, WI 53081; 920-459-5904

Tuesday Morning, Dec. 5 – Cecil at The Main Event, 206 North Lemke St. CONTACT HOST: Jamie Patton, Shawano Co UWEX, Courthouse, Rm. 101, 311 N. Main St., Shawano, WI 54166; 715-526-6136

Tuesday Afternoon, Dec. 5 – Marshfield at Marshfield Ag Research Station Auditorium, 2611 Yellowstone Dr. CONTACT HOSTS: Alana Voss, Adams Co. UWEX, 569 N. Cedar St. Ste. 3, Adams, WI 53910; 608-339-4237 – or – Richard Halopka, Clark Co. UWEX, 517 Court St., Rm. 301, Neillsville, WI 54456; 715-743-5148