Two articles came up in my newsfeed this week: One from The New York Times - Farmland Values Hit Record Highs, Pricing Out Farmers and from local news in Iowa - Record price for Iowa farmland now $30,000 an acre Let's pause to let that sink in. This record comes on the heels of the … Continue reading With farmland selling at record prices, next-generation farmers need our help
Somewhere we Wisconsinites were taught that leaves are enemies to banish from the landscape. We spend much time and effort on this endeavor. In reality, fall leaves are incredibly beneficial for our land, gardens, even livestock. They're full of carbon [plant food] and minerals drawn up from deep in the earth by the tree roots. … Continue reading 5 uses for fall leaves on your land
Here at FoxRAP, we've got 4 pillar objectives: Connect community Grow local food and farm products Preserve farms Protect natural resources Right now, we have a big project underway that, while ultimately checks each of those boxes, will be a huge step forward for farmland preservation in our area. One tool we'll be using to … Continue reading Agriculture Conservation Easements: a critical land preservation tool
Author's note: FoxRAP is an agricultural organization, and our resources are often designed for farmers. But many of those resources, including the ones we're sharing here today, can be applied on non-farm land, even in an urban backyard. We believe everyone is a land steward and we strive to support stewards of all sizes. If … Continue reading Land stewardship for wildlife habitat
Despite residing in Green Lake for nearly 3 years, I'd never been to the Norwegian Bay Wetlands on Big Green Lake. So this year, when Water Quality Month rolled around, I decided enough is enough. Tuesday at 1:14pm is as good a time as any. I packed the kids, the snacks, and a water bottle … Continue reading August is National Water Quality Month. How to celebrate? Embrace the wetland.
The web abounds with info about the importance of pollinators, especially for food and farms. So we won't get into that here. Nonetheless, we at FoxRAP are excited that these important neighbors of ours get their own month and will share at least these two resources to help us all celebrate pollinators in Wisconsin. Saving … Continue reading June is National Pollinator Month
SaTurday, Aug 21, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Avalon Creek Farm, W1774 Co Rd K, Markesan, WI 53946, USA FoxRAP's community partner, Green Lake Association, is hosting a field day at Avalon Creek Farm to highlight local initiatives working on soil health, reducing runoff, and cover crops. It's a family-friendly event with complimentary lunch! Registration … Continue reading Join us at the 2021 Land & Lake Family Field Day
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 … Continue reading UW-Extension webinar series for farmland owners