Home Discussion Forum Farmer Led Watershed Dodge County Watershed

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  • #827
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    Dale Macheel

    A group of farmers in Dodge Cty are looking to form a producer led watershed group.
    Dale Macheel cell 920 210 4863

  • #830
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    Amber Radatz

    What is going to be the focus of the Dodge County Watershed Dale? I’m working with a group of farmers here in Trempealeau County and we are mostly N focused. Doing some cover crops, NCirca work, and using sensing for N application at sidedress.

  • #835
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    Rachel Rushmann

    Hi Dale,

    Please check out the DATCP producer-led webpage for resources on how to get started! Program basics including eligible grant expenses, how to choose a group structure, frequently asked questions, examples of existing projects and available partnerships are all included on the webpage: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/DATCPResources.aspx

    Here are some helpful tips for success:

    1.       Identify your watershed’s specific resource concerns.

    2.       Identify potential changes or improvements you’d like to make in your watershed to address those resource concerns.

    3.       Organize a leadership structure within your producer-led group.

    4.       Develop a vision, goals and work/watershed plan for your project.

    5.       Execute your plan through education, outreach, and conservation practices.

    6.       Determine a process to track and reward progress, participation, and success.

    Please let me know if you have any questions: rachel.rushmann@wisconsin.gov

  • #937
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    Drew Zelle


    Give the Dodge County Land Conservation Department a call: (920) 386-3660.  They are a good source to help you get organized and provide you with assistance, both administrative and technical.  Their staff has been around a long time and most likely has worked with farmers in your group.  They can be a great resource for you.

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