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.


Install tile correctly the first time

Many farmers have purchased or are considering purchasing equipment to modify existing drainage tile systems or install new ones. Owning your own equipment allows you to install or repair systems as time and money allows.... Read More

Farmer-Led Conservation & Watershed Protection Mini-Grant Program

Farmer-Led Conservation & Watershed Protection Mini-Grant Program Looking to kickstart or expand farmer-led conservation demonstration efforts? This mini-grant program will support nongovernmental organizations, state or county government agencies, university Extension professionals, and others who support... Read More

8th Annual Discovery Farms Conference

Looking ahead with 2020 vision: How farmers can keep clean water in focus is the theme for this years’ 8th Annual Discovery Farms® Conference set to be held on December 11 at the Glacier Canyon... Read More

Nitrogen Use Efficiency and corn silage

By: Abby Augarten and Kevan Klingberg While Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) is commonly discussed in reference to corn grain systems, there is little data on corn silage production systems. Wisconsin is the top producer of... Read More

Reminders for fall manure applications

Erica Olson, Fall manure spreading is a common practice in Wisconsin, especially after corn silage harvest. Manure pits need to be emptied in preparation for winter. Manure is a valuable tool for building soil... Read More


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