LAND & LAKE FAMILY
2021: AVALON CREEK FARM
The 2021 Land & Lake Family Field Day was hosted by Lynne and Brad Goldsmith of Avalon Creek Farm, located at W1774 County Road K. in Markesan, Wisconsin.
2021's Field Day welcomed community members to come together to talk about what we can all do to improve Big Green's water quality. By bringing together farmers and shoreline owners and watershed residents, the Green Lake Association demonstrated the importance of how conservation practices on the land positively impact our beloved lake, and how our agricultural neighbors are caring for the land in a way that cares for the lake.
Educational sessions focused on managed grazing, cover crops, soil conservation, and stream restoration. The day also offered kid's activities, in-field equipment demonstrations, a rainfall simulator, historic school house tours, and book sales.
2020: FRIDAYS ON THE FARM
WEEK #1: Avalon Creek Farm
Due to the pandemic, Land & Lake Family Field Day was presented in 2020 as a video series called "Fridays on the Farm." In an effort to highlight local farmers and their conservation practices, but maintain a safe distance, we aimed to educate a wider audience on best management practices through the videos below.
Week #1: Hear from Lynne Goldsmith and Dave Wilke about conservation practices happening at Avalon Creek Farm.
Week #2: Don't miss Chris Pollack of Pollack-Vu Dairy Farm!
Week #3: Get to know Mat & Danielle Boerson and explore beautiful Boerson Farm.