The UW-Madison Extension Offices of Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire will host a Casual Agronomy Field
Day on July 19 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Chippewa County Farm Plots.
Browse research plots while chatting with local crops and soil specialists Kevan Klingberg, Agronomist,
and Lisa Richardson, Conservationist, Chippewa County Department of Land Conservation and Forest
Management Department; Michael Geissinger, UW Nutrient Pest Management Program; and Jerry
Clark, Chippewa County Agriculture Educator. Research plots being showcased include Effect of winter
cereal rye, triticale, and wheat on corn, inter-seeding alfalfa into corn for silage, malting barley variety
and fertility trials, industrial hemp grain and fiber variety, nitrogen, and planting date studies, and a
Kernza planting date study. A demonstration on growing dryland rice is also part of the program.
There is no cost to attend. 2 Certified Crop Advisor Credits are available. Plots are located on the south
side of the Riverview Preserve parking lot at 15985 Beach Drive, Chippewa Falls. Parking is available on
the farm and refreshments are available.