Clean Farm Families
Farmers Working Together to Improve Soil Health and Water Quality throughout Ozaukee County
The Ozaukee County Clean Farm Families, working as part of the Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership, is providing a platform for producers and landowners to share ideas, concerns, priorities, and lessons learned about agricultural conservation efforts within Ozaukee County.
Clean Farm Families promotes best soil and water conservation practices by working directly with area producers, Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentive Program, and the Ozaukee County Land and Water Management Department.
Educating landowners and producers about cover crops, conservation tillage, low-disturbance manure injection, and other conservation practices allows for a better understanding of soil and water quality benefits, and ways in which these practices may improve a farmer’s bottom-line. Engaging the community to promote local agriculture, educate the public about farming in Southeast Wisconsin, and the highlight the effort farmers are taking to collaborate with partners to protect our waters.
The Clean Farm Families Board of Directors
CFF Board: (Front Row From Left To Right) Dave Brunnquell of Century Acres, Chairman Mike Paulus of Paulus Dairy, Neal Maciejewski, Brian Vorpagel of Country Visions Coop and Bob Roden of Roden Echo Valley.
(Back Row From Left To Right) Joe Roden, Adam Melichar of Melichar Broad Acres, Marvin Kolbach of Kolbach Farms, Ken Falk of Farmers’ Implement and Vice Chairman Matt Winker of Redline Dairy Farm.
"The leadership and involvement of each Clean Farm Family member has been huge for the benefit of soil health in Southeast Wisconsin. Farmers are the best demonstrators of soil health practices and have the experience and proof to back them up."