Freshwater Collaborative Ag-Water Nexus Course Visits Northeast Wisconsin for a Fall Field Trip
On Friday September 9, 2022, Kevin Fermanich and other regional professors, led a group of students from the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Madison, and UW-Green Bay around northeast Wisconsin to visit areas where watershed groups are working with the agriculture industry to implement conservation measures to improve soil health and area water quality. The first stop was to the Soil Health Education & Demonstration (SHED) building in Outagamie County. This facility is the result of a joint collaboration among Oneida Nation, Outagamie County, and NEW Water. The SHED houses shared farming equipment available for farmers to demo and rent, test plots to demonstrate new farming practices, and a meeting area for local educational gatherings.