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Draft NRCS 590 Nutrient Management Standard

The draft NRCS Standard 590, Nutrient Management, is open for comment until April 20th. The SOC standard revision team of 13 statewide experts developed this draft standard. Review the draft and submit comments at: socwisconsin.org/2015/590-comment/

NACD Annual Meeting from Tom Rudolph

Tom Rudolph, Oneida County Supervisor and Chair of the Conservation/UW Extension Committee, represented Wisconsin at the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Annual Meeting, February 1 – 4 in New Orleans.

County Conservation Spotlight

At some point in your career, you might have to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Monroe County Conservationist Bob Micheel never guessed he would come so close to the literal interpretation of that phrase. Bob has been working for the Monroe County Land Conservation Department for more than 25 years, and now serves as the Monroe County Conservationist. During his time with the County, he’s worked with a lot of resource concerns and provided technical and financial assistance to many landowners in the area. After all, the majority of Monroe County is located in Wisconsin’s driftless region, characterized by coulees, valleys, and trout streams, but also home to dairy operations and a few poultry farms. The highs and lows of the landscape, combined with various land uses, can make some areas very susceptible to soil erosion. Continue reading...