Wisconsin, Not Just a Dairy Tour! (Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 2010)

Join us for a bus trip to explore innovative nutrient management practices in Wisconsin. Farmers and their advisors of the Upper Wabash River Basin can register today for Wisconsin, Not Just a Dairy Tour, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2010.
Take a dinner cruise on Lake Monona during the "Not Just a Dairy Tour."

Photo courtesy of Betty Lou Cruises.

Dates

August 30, 2010 - September 1, 2010

Open To

Agricultural producers and their consultants of the Upper
Wabash River Basin

Cost

$100/person (includes transportation, lodging, meals, tickets
and entertainment)

Registration Deadline - Aug. 18

Click here to register online
Click here to download a registration form
Click here to download the tour flyer

Tentative Schedule

August 30, 2010
5:00 AM  Bus departs Celina, OH
6:15 AM  Bus stops in Bluffton, IN to pick up more passengers
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Tour Fair Oaks Dairy, Northwest IN
5:00 PM - Check in at The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI
6:00 PM  Dinner with local farmers at the Great Dane Pub

August 31, 2010
7:45 AM - Paul Zimmerman, Wisconsin Farm Bureau, discusses current and future environmental issues in Wisconsin
9:00 AM - Dennis Frame, Wisconsin Discovery Farms, presents “Protecting Farming and the Environment”
12:00 PM - Tour and lunch at Pioneer Discovery Farm, Platteville, WI
2:15 PM - Visit Riechers Beef, Darlington, WI
6:00 PM - Dinner cruise on Lake Monona

September 1, 2010
7:00 AM - Depart Madison
11:30 AM - Tour and lunch at water quality field station, Purdue University agronomy farm
3:30 PM - Tour duck farm near Bluffton, IN
5:00 PM - Drop off passengers in Bluffton, IN
6:00 PM - Return to Celina, OH
 
Our bus ride will include opportunities to engage in conversation, view educational videos, and take part in interactive presentations.

Questions?

Contact Laura Walker at laura.walker@mercercountyohio.org or 419-586-3289.
This event sponsored by Conservation Technology Information Center in conjunction with the Upper Wabash Nutrient Management Coalition.