Saturday, August 21, 2021 Avalon Creek Farm

This year's Land & Lake Family Field Day is hosted by Lynne and Brad Goldsmith of:

Avalon Creek Farm

  W1774 County Road K., Markesan, WI 53946

8/21/2021 10AM-2PM


Join the Green Lake Association for conversations around soil health, reducing runoff, and cover crops—plus, family-friendly activities and a complimentary lunch!

This field day welcomes all 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 aims to demonstrate the importance of how conservation practices on the land impact our beloved lake, and how our agricultural neighbors are caring for the land in a way that cares for the lake.


This year's field day will feature information on managed grazing, soil conservation, cover crops, and more! It will also feature farm animals, kid's activities, a rainfall simulator, a historic school house, book sales, and a whole lot more for the whole family. After lunch there will be in-field equipment demonstrations, a farm tour, and a rainfall simulator demonstration.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested to get an accurate headcount for lunch (Catered by J's BBQ!)

For more information on the event, sign up for our emails below or register here if you plan to attend.



WEEK #1: Avalon Creek Farm 

Due to the pandemic, the 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.


WEEK #2: Pollack-Vu Dairy

The Pollack Family's focus on conservation practices made their farm a fantastic host for our 2018 Land & Lake Family Field Day and have also earned Chris the role of a farmer leader for the Upper Fox Wolf Demonstration Farms Network.

WEEK #3: Boerson Farm

Boerson Farm is a 69-acre diversified farm in rural Green Lake County. Mat and Danielle Boerson are committed to regenerative agriculture, the practice of building soil health and reducing dependence on outside inputs, such as commercial fertilizer and fossil fuel. Learn more about their farm.