Food, Land & Water Conference
Your voice can shape a brighter future for Wisconsin.
Thanks to all who joined us at the Food, Land & Water Project Conference on October 16-17, 2017 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. Attendees had a chance to listen, discuss, build new connections and working relationships, and think about our shared resources in a more systematic and collaborative way. There were many lively discussions and participants had the opportunity to:
- Hear about this 2-year effort that poses a wide range of strategies to sustain agriculture and land and water resources in Wisconsin.
- Help set long-range priorities facing surface water, groundwater quality, groundwater quantity, and the future of working lands.
- Help define the next steps to implement key actions toward a vibrant agriculture and safe, clean water.
- Become charter member of the Food, Land & Water Initiative to shape the long-term future of a sustainable Wisconsin.
The conference agenda is available here.
We'll be providing a conference follow-up with some distinct action items to continue building momentum. Please continue to check back here!
If you'd like to review some of the conference materials, presentations from the conference can be accessed below:
- Surface Water Quality: The Phosphorus Challenge
- Groundwater Quality: The Nitrate and Pathogen Challenge
- Groundater Pumping: The Central Sands Share Resource Challenge
- Working Lands: The Challenge of Dwindling Farmland
- Farmland Preservation Program by Alison Volk, DATCP
- Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment by John Jaschke, Executive Director, MN BWSR
The compendiuim of workgroup reports that were presented at the conference are available in the Food, Land and Water: Moving Forward report below:
Bound copies of Food, Land and Water: Moving Forward are available for $30 (includes postage) by contacting Kate Brunner at email@example.com