Conservation & Sustainability Webinars

Conservation and sustainability practices are a growing focus for Minnesota Milk members and dairy farmers across the state. Special thanks to Midwest Dairy for sponsoring webinars dedicated to sustainability.

Got manure? Cover it up and take credit

February 26, 2021

Speaker: Melissa Wilson Mother nature has been making manure application difficult the past few years. Do wet conditions impact nutrient release from the manure? Can cover crops be used to…

U.S. Dairy 2050 Goals and Net Zero Initiative

February 19, 2021

Speakers: Karen Scanlon and Chris Kopman

The Value of Collaboration for Sustainable Agriculture

February 12, 2021

Speaker: Ryan Whisnant, Managing Director, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative This presentation will examine two collaboratives aimed at accelerating sustainable agriculture on row crop acres at the local and national levels,…

Going Beyond “The Way We’ve Always Done It”

January 29, 2021

Speaker: Amos Smith, Lawnel Farms  Amos Smith will give a brief introduction of Lawnel Farms and illustrate some of their conservation practices and decision making processes related to crop production.…

Deep Dive on Dairy Data from Discovery Farms

January 22, 2021

Speaker: Tim Radatz, Discovery Farms Minnesota Coordinator Discovery Farms programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been collecting edge-of-field water quality data on real working dairy farms for the past 20…

Why The Nature Conservancy Loves Farmers

January 15, 2021

Speaker: Leif Fixen, Agriculture Strategy Manager Farmers and ranchers are vital to our way of life. They grow our food and produce fuel, fiber, and building materials for our society.…

A Holistic Approach to Dairy Conservation

January 8, 2021

Speaker: Nathan Hylla, Projects Manager, Stearns County SWCD During this presentation, you will learn about new and innovative approaches to thinking about conservation. What options are out there for dairy…