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
Celebrate National Water Quality month and visit FoxRAP at the Conservation Field Day hosted by the Green Lake Association and Green Lake County Farm Bureau. Our friends, Farm Bureau's Pete Badtke and GLA's Stephanie Prellwitz explain it all on WFRV in Green Bay. The details: Albright Family Farm Aug 20, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM … Continue reading Green Lake Conservation Field Day this Saturday
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.
Green Lake County recently approved a non-metallic mine on farmland near Big Green Lake, Mitchell Glen, Dakin Creek and White Creek. Read our organization's letter to Green Lake County Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee here. Photo: Mitchell Glen. Courtesy of Green Lake Sanitary District.
You're invited! Join Midwest GRIT, a Michael Fields Agricultural Institute program to empower small-scale grain farmers in the Upper Midwest, for a field day and lunch discussion at Gwenyn Hill Farm in Waukesha, WI July 29th, 9:30am -12:30pm. Gwenyn Hill Farm grows certified organic produce and practices regenerative agriculture, maintaining the biodiversity of the fields and woodlands. In addition to diversified … Continue reading How an organic CSA and livestock farm incorporates food-grade grains
If you are a maple syrup producer or tap maple trees in Wisconsin, your input is needed! Whether you make syrup for yourself or as a commercial producer, your input is valuable. Please help UW–Extension develop educational programs and resources to support maple syrup producers in the state by completing an online survey. The survey … Continue reading Supporting the future of maple syrup in Wisconsin
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
For more dates and locations see below the flyer. Clean Farm Families Presents: Improving Soil Health & Farm Profitability GABE BROWN Gabe travels from his ranch in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he is a pioneer of the soil health movement, to discuss how he integrates pastures, multi-species cover crops and no-till into his farm to … Continue reading Soil-health pioneer Gabe Brown tours Wisconsin
Green Lake Association, a community partner of ours, recognizes the importance of working with local agriculture to improve its effects on our surface water, like Big Green Lake. That's why they offer a yearly scholarship to folks in our community who'd like to attend an agriculture conference and learn about quality land stewardship. Deadline for … Continue reading Agricultural Stewards Scholarship
The decades-old champion of farmland preservation in our country, American Farmland Trust, recently published an article about land demand that, while pertinent to many, really hits home to our home, here in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Because of our treasured waters, Green Lake has a robust real estate trade, pushing per-acre-prices around the lake up to … Continue reading Keeping Green Lake acres green