Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers toured Breezy Haven Farm in Dunn County on April 20, 2023. Breezy Haven Farm is one of about 30 farms that participate in the Red Cedar Conservation Farmers (RCCF) Farmer-led Watershed group. This group is facilitated by Dunn County Land and Water Conservation Division (LWCD).
LWCD applies for funds for RCCF from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) through the Producer-led Watershed program. With this money RCCF offers incentive payments, educational events, research and demonstration to encourage practices that improve both crop production and soil health while also improving downstream water quality.
RCCF received $24,400 in 2023 through the DATCP Producer-led Watershed program. In 2023, RCCF also received a $150,000 grant through the DATCP Commercial Nitrogen Optimization Pilot Program (NOPP) for on-farm research at 4 of the RCCF farms that will be conducted in 2023 and 2024.
Note: Previous news reports inaccurately stated that the $150,000 grant was received in 2021 and that Breezy Haven Farm received $80,000. Breezy Haven Farm did not receive any funds from the Producer-led Watershed Program in 2022.
Red Cedar Conservation Farmers (RCCF)
Producer-led Watershed program
DATCP Commercial Nitrogen Optimization Pilot Program (NOPP)
From the Dunn County Facebook page.