Registration is open for the seventh annual UW Discovery Farms Conference set for Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Glacier Canyon Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Farmers, crop consultants, agency personnel and anyone with an interest in agriculture and water quality are encouraged to attend this educational day.

This year’s theme is “using science to intersect production and water quality goals.” The conference will provide the solutions and tools needed to strategize back in the field.

In addition to hearing renowned applied research, attendees will get a chance to hear from and ask questions to a panel of farmers. The title of the farmer panel is “plant green, harvest green, spread green” and will feature farmers who have adopted and adapted techniques to plant into a growing cover crop, interseed into corn or soybeans and successfully combine living covers and manure.

At the end of the day a reality check panel will bring up all speakers and panelists from the day to get last questions answered and look for ways to put thoughts into action.

Registration is now open online at or by calling 715-983-5668. The cost is $50 for members of sponsoring organizations and $60 for non-members. Snacks, beverages and lunch are included.

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