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Producer-Led Annual Workshop

The next Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants Annual Workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the Holiday Inn-Stevens Point - Convention Center located at 1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481.

The Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants Annual Workshop is for producer-led grant recipients throughout the state to network, brainstorm, share success stories, and learn from each other on what works and hasn't worked in their watershed projects.  

Producer-Led Workshop Registration:  Register online at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7pa8l6qab&oeidk=a07efnj5qga8fbc9d55  Registration deadline will be Wednesday, February 6.

Holiday Inn Hotel Room Reservations:  Call (715) 344-0200 and press #3.  Please reference the group name WI Land and Water and/or the Group Block Code: WLW.  Group rate will be available until January 20, 2019 (or until the block is full).  Rates are: $82.00 single, $109 double, $139 suite room, $159 hospitality room.

Social Hour:  Join us after the workshop for a social hour courtesy of event sponsors.

Dinner and Discussion:   There will be a dinner and presentation following the Producer-Led Workshop.  UW Madison Microbiologist, Thea Whitman, will talk about "Bugging Out on Soil Health - the Diversity and Function of Soil Microbes."   The presentation will be followed by a discussion with farmers about how they are measuring soil health on their own farms.  If you are not registering for the Cover Crop Conference, there is a $25 registration fee for the dinner and discussion.  For those that will be attending the Cover Crop Conference, registration for the dinner and discussion is an extra $20 and can be selected when registering for the Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference.  Both registration options are available at at https://fyi.uwex.edu/covercrop/ 

Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference:  Consider staying for the Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference on Wednesday, February 20, at the same location.  Producer-Led Workshop participants will receive $10 off the registration fee.  A discount code will be provided when registering for the Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants Workshop. 

General registration for the Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference is $50 (or $70 with Tueday's dinner).  For more information about the Cover Crop Conference, go to https://fyi.uwex.edu/covercrop/

Lodging:  There is a block of hotel rooms reserved for Tuesday, February 19.  Please mention the Producer-Led Workshop or Cover Crops Conference when registering at the Holiday Inn-Stevens.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Rachel Rushmann at DATCP (rachel.rushmann@wisconsin.gov or 608-224-4622) or Penny Pohle at WI Land+Water (penny@wisconsinlandwater.org or 608-441-2677 Ext. 6).

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For more information on the Producer-led Watershed Protection Grants Program, visit: datcp.wi.gov/pages/programs_services/producerledprojects.aspx