Core Farm Cluster

Rebout Farm

The Rebout Farm is operated by brothers David, Doug, and Dan along with David's oldest son Eric, Dan's youngest son Patrick, and family friend, Sam McGrath. The farm is made up of 4,000 acres of corn and soybeans, a dairy with 170 milking cows, and each year they ship out 200 Holstein steers. Strip tillage and precision agriculture techniques are used on their cropped acres. 

Arndt Farm

Brothers Davis, Allen, Bob, and Bob's sons Austin and Abraham operate the Arndt Farm. They grow a wide cariety of crops including field corn, seed corn, peas double cropped with green beans, alfalfa, and peppermint. Each year they also feed out 1,600 head of beef cattle and have 100 beef animals on pasture. 

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Partner Projects

Agricultural Producers of Lake Redstone

Producers and partners in this watershed group realize that taking the steps to regenerate soil in the watershed will not only improve their agricultural production, but help meet water quality goals. Two edge-of-field surface runoff monitoring stations are located at the border of Juneau/Sauk Counties on the beef and cash crop farm owned and operated by Brian Daugs. One of these sites is located on a communiy manure field which allows the distribution of manure in the watershed to fields that wouldn’t normally receive manure. Staff from the Juneau County Land and Water maintain these sites.

Antigo Flats Producer Group

The Antigo Flats comprises an area of 70,000 acres in north central Wisconsin. Typical crops grown in this area include potatoes rotated with snap beans, corn (grain and silage), soybeans, oats, wheat, barley and alfalfa. The group is interested in documenting P loss from runoff events, learning about stream flow, reducing P loads to the Spring Brook and Eau Claire Watersheds and evaluating the impact of in-field actions on water quality. Two edge-of-field surface monitoring sites are located in Langlade County on seed potato operations. Ag Source Laboratories and the Antigo Flats Producer Group maintain these sites.

Farmers of the Door-Kewaunee Watershed Demonstration Farm Network 

Participants in this network are seeking cropping systems that reduce surface runoff of manure, reducing the risk of manure reaching groundwater and improving soil health. They are hoping to evaluate how changes in farming practices (cover crops, reduced tillage, manure, crop rotations, etc.) impact soil organic matter and runoff potential on tight clay soils. Two edge-of-field surface monitoring sites are located on two dairy operations in Kewaunee County. These sites are maintained by the Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Department staff.