The Ag Water Exchange blog is a place for thoughtful discussion of ideas and information on water quality and agricultural management practices.  The goal of the Ag Water Exchange is to contribute to the greater advancement water quality knowledge and modern agricultural management practices.


Creative ways to graze

This article was originally produced for Dairy’s Bottom Line, a PDPW publication.  Discovery Farms and the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) partnered up in March to begin a Producer-Led Webinar Series called,... Read More

Water quality risks and benefits to forage systems

This article was originally produced for Dairy’s Bottom Line, a PDPW publication. Traditional Wisconsin forage systems usually include some combination of corn silage and alfalfa. The ultimate ratio of different crops that end up in... Read More

Why we monitor: Early observations in the Antigo Flats

With the 20-year anniversary of UW Discovery Farm’s establishment this year, we have collected approximately 150 site years of edge-of-field, surface water quality data in Wisconsin. With this extensive database of different farming systems and... Read More

So, when did you become a scientist?

I vividly remember when I became a scientist. I think I was in fifth grade, and we were assigned to develop a research question and hypothesis and collect data to illustrate the scientific method. My... Read More

Introducing Discovery Acres in Vermont

In late 2020, the University of Vermont Extension began construction on Discovery Acres, a new on-farm research site located in the St. Albans Bay watershed. This is multi-year project funded by the Vermont Agency of... Read More

Nitrogen News from Discovery Farms Wisconsin

This article was originally produced for Dairy’s Bottom Line, a PDPW Publicaiton Abby Augarten Developing a N management plan is a challenge for farmers given the dynamic nature of the N cycle, variable weather... Read More


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