Partnership Projects with Producer-Led Groups:
Ecosystem Services and Performance-Based Conservation Projects:
DATCP in collaboration with local partners piloting a performance-based conservation approach to evaluating the ecosystem services provided by farm conservation projects. Projects were made possible through funds from a Multi-purpose Use Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as support and resources from the Polk County Land Conservation Department, Dodge County Land Conservation, the Horse Creek Farmer-Led Watershed Council and the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil Healthy Water
Horse Creek Ecosystem Services Pilot Project
Dodge County Ecosystem Services Pilot Project
Business Case Study:
DATCP partnered with Brey Cycle Farm LLC to conduct a business case study evaluating the financial and environmental benefits of rotationally grazing heifers.
Raising Heifers with Management Intensive Rotational Grazing
Resources for Producer-Led Groups:
Starting and Managing a Producer-Led Group:
Regional Network : Producer-led groups are organized into regional networks to help groups communicate and work with one another. Producer-led groups can reach out to the regional team lead for your region to connect with other groups located near them.
Planting New Ideas, Growing Conservation Webinars: