Soil Health Programming

Soil health will be emphasized within ongoing Soil and Water Conservation Programming. The Soil and Water Conservation Department will promote Best Management Practices to improve soil health and increase productivity and profitability.

“As world population and food production demands rise, keeping our soil healthy and productive is of paramount importance. So much that we believe improving the health of our Nation’s Soil is one of the most important conservation endeavors for our time”.  Natural Resources Conservation Service

Our Fall Field Day has been scheduled!  Call Danielle Block at 920-683-4906 to reserve your spot today! 

2017 Soil Health and Cover Crop Forum:  The Soil Health and Cover Crop Forum is an annual event for farmers, government agencies, and anyone else interested in improving their soil health.  Learn more about the 2017 Soil Health and Cover Crop Forum.

No Till/Cover Crop Self- Guided Tour: The self-guided tour will provide individuals who are curious about using cover crops with no tillage or minimum tillage systems the opportunity to see these practices being used on the landscape. By sharing these first-hand experiences, the hope is that more farmers will take the leap and incorporate these practices into their crop rotation. The increased use of cover crops with no tillage or minimum tillage systems within Manitowoc County will positively impact the County’s soil health and water quality.

     -Reference GIS Cover Crop Demonstration Sites Map for locations. 
     -Reference printable Self-Guided Tour flyer

University of Wisconsin Cover Crop Events Calendar