Wisconsin releases a million dollars to producer-led watershed groups

Photo: Farmers of Mill Creek cover crop tour at Auburndale Schools plot, December 2021

A million dollars in state funding has been released to 36 Wisconsin producer-led watershed protection groups.  Seven of the producer-led groups are getting funding for the first time.

The grants range from $3,250 up to 40 thousand dollars and will be used to address soil and water issues specific to local watersheds.  The money is used for conservation practice incentives, education and outreach, on-farm demonstrations, and water quality testing and monitoring efforts.

Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection announced the 2022 grants Tuesday. 

2022 Funding Summary

Newly-Funded Groups 
Bad Axe$33,600
Coon Creek$20,140
Farmers of the Lemonweir Valley$33,600
Farmers of the Roche-A-Cri$7,500
Farmers on the Rock$33,600
Jefferson County Soil Builders$18,522
Rock River Regenerative Graziers$39,358
Existing Groups 
Bear Creek-Chippewa River$20,140
Biological Farm Friends$19,089
Buffalo-Trempealeau Farmer Network (BTFN)$33,600
Calumet County Ag Stewardship Alliance$22,898
Cedar Creek Farmers$3,250
Central Wisconsin Farmers’ Collaborative (CWFC)$33,600
Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water$33,180
Farmers for Lake Country$23,604
Farmers for the Upper Sugar River$40,000
Farmers for Tomorrow$33,600
Farmers of Mill Creek$40,000
Farmers of the Sugar River$22,000
Hay River Farmer-Led Watershed Council$14,700
Horse Creek Farmer-Led Watershed Council$16,800
Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance (LASA)$40,000
Lake Wisconsin Farmer Watershed Council$40,000
Ozaukee County Clean Farm Families (CFF)$33,600
Peninsula Pride Farms (PPF)$40,000
Producers of Lake Redstone$33,600
Red Cedar Conservation Farmers$33,600
Sauk Soil & Water Improvement Group$25,000
Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers$29,225
Shell Lake-Yellow River Farmer-Led Watershed Council$21,252
South Kinni Farmer-Led Watershed Council$10,140
Tainter Creek Farmer-Led Watershed Council$33,600
Uplands Watershed Group$10,000
Watershed Protection Committee of Racine County$40,000
Western Wisconsin Conservation Council$33,600
Yahara Pride Farms$33,600

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