UW – Madison Division of Extension offices in Adams, Green Lake, and Juneau Counties will be hosting a four part webinar series for absentee landowners. These sessions are meant for landowners who rent out land for farming. Soil is one of the most important assets of land, but it’s not always obvious how to work with a renter to protect it. In this series, presenters will help you better understand your soil, conservation practices, how to develop a good lease, and local resources available. Registration is required by June 25th.
All webinars will be held from 6:30-7:30pm.
Tuesday, June 29th: Understanding Your Farmland
Learn about the connection between land use and water quality, basics of soil types, soil productivity and limitations.
Tuesday, July 6th: Protecting Soil and Water
Learn about soil health, soil fertility, manure applications, basics of conservation practices (including cover crops and reduced tillage), and farmland programs and regulations.
Tuesday, July 13th: Developing a Farmland Lease
Learn about the importance of a multi-year, written lease, the economics of crop production, what goes into a good lease, and considerations for a fair price.
Tuesday, July 20th: Local Assistance & Resources Available
Learn about county, state, and federal resources that are available to assist you and your renter with incorporating conservation practices onto your land.