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Conservation Incentives

Clean Farm
Families Soil Health Initiative

Join The Clean Farm Famlies Cover Crop Program: 

The Ozaukee County Clean Farm Families is offering
incentive payments to producers for water quality and soil health conservation practices. The CFF’s incentive programs are a first-come, first-served basis for farmers with land in the CFF Project Area. Qualifying farmers will be reimbursed for practices following implementation and a confirmation site visit by Ozaukee County Land and Water Management Department and the CFF Board.

For additional details on obtaining funding,
please contact Sarah Kempen at the contact information listed below, or fill out the form here!

Sarah Kempen  |  skempen@ozaukeecounty.gov  |  262-284-8279

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2023 Conservation Practice Incentive Payments

The maximum cost share is $3,000/farm for the practices listed below.

 

Click each practice below to learn more about the successful practices that have been incentivized by Clean Farm Families in Ozaukee County!

Cover Crops

First time on a field $35/ac., Second time on a field is $45/ac.

No-Till Practice Incentive

$20/ac for the 1st year of no-till, $35/ac for the 2nd year of no-till

Establish Grazing

$3,000 stipend

Equipment Conversion

$2,000 stipend

Nutrient Testing

$100/test including Manure, Forage, PSNT, Tissue and Biomass

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Interseeder / No Till Drill Rental

Ozaukee County has a Interseeder / No Till Drill available for rent. 
The price is $16/acre and includes tractor, planter & driver. 

For More Info, Contact Sarah below

Sarah Kempen |  skempen@ozaukeecounty.gov262-284-8271

Photo Caption: Adam Melichar airseeds winter rye behind corn silage. Nov 2022.

 

This airseeder is hydraulic fan powered and ground driven.  It requires a power source hook-up in the cab to enable the clutch and 4 section control boom shut off.  The monitor in the cab also shows you your hydraulic setting and will alert you if it is too low or too high.  Your tractor must have adequate hydraulic flow to operate.

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Interseeder Rental

Photo Caption: John Lanser interseeding the Clean Farm Famlies Eskra test plot on 6/16/2020.

 

Interseeder comes with tractor and driver.  It converts from a 7.5 inch no-till drill for planting cover crops, winter wheat etc., to an Interseeder planting 3 rows of cover crop between for 30" row corn.

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Airseeder Rental

Ozaukee County's Valmar 246,      60 foot boom airseeder is available for rent for $8/acre.

This implement is dropped off on your farm for your tractor hook-up and use, and includes a staff member for calibration and setup. 

For More Info, Contact Sarah below

Sarah Kempen | skempen@ozaukeecounty.gov262-284-8271

Airseeder Rental
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Crimper Rental

Ozaukee County has a Crimper available for rent. The price is $5/acre

This implement is dropped off on your farm for your tractor hook-up and use.

For More Info, Contact Sarah below

Sarah Kempen |  skempen@ozaukeecounty.gov262-284-8271

Crimper Rental

Photo Caption: Crimper placed on the front end of the tractor to crimp and plant in one pass.

 

This crimper has a 16-inch rolling steel drum with blunt blades and a 3-point hitch attachment that can either be tractor pulled or front mounted depending on your tractor set up. The chevron roller can be turned around based on your setup and can also be filled with water for added weight. 

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The Clean Farm Families Initiative Is Still Accepting Applicants For The Upcoming Growing Season...

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