Barley Fields

AGRICULTURAL STEWARDS SCHOLARSHIP

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

Since over 65% of Green Lake's drainage area is agricultural, we have to think beyond our lake and think about the 107 square miles that drain into Big Green. One of our initiatives, Project Green Acres, focuses on building a community of farmers who are dedicated to protecting Green Lake.

 

As part of this project, the GLA offers Agricultural Stewards Scholarships to farmers and students to learn land practices that are both environmentally and economically smart.

 

These scholarships allow those who are interested in conservation practices the chance to attend conferences to learn about tested, reliable, sustainable methods that benefit the farm, the land, and the water in our community—with the hope that they will become the next agricultural stewards to protect the Green Lake watershed. 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2020

Shelly Rothman of Foxhead Regenerative Agriculture Project, MOSES Conference

2019

Students Ethan Badtke and Mason Ostrander, were awarded scholarships in 2019 to attend the GrassWorks Grazing Conference. 

 

Their teacher, Natasha Paris, shared: “This was honestly an experience of a lifetime for them. Thank you for making it happen." 

2022 CONFERENCES

GrassWorks Grazing Conference

  • Dates: January 20-22, 2022

  • Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI

Sustainable Farming Association Annual Conference 

  • Dates: February 12, 2022

  • Location: St. Joseph, MN

 

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

  • Dates: February 24-26, 2022

  • Location: La Crosse, WI

 

Red Cedar Watershed Conference

  • Dates: March 10, 2022

  • Location: Menomonie, WI

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2022 APPLICATION

 

Complete the following application. To be considered, all questions must be answered.

Please complete this form and email your application to Jennifer Fjelsted or return your application via mail to our office at P.O. Box 364, Green Lake, WI 54941.