The Producer-Led Watershed Protection group known as the Central Wisconsin Farmers Collaborative hosted a tour at one of its member farms, Feltz Family Farms, on October 4 in Plover, Wisconsin.

Ken Feltz of Feltz Family Farms describes his dairy operation which includes 680 milking cows and 40 black angus steers. The farm has 750 acres of corn and alfalfa, along with a four-acre apple orchard, four acres of pumpkins and 120 acres of woodlands. Feltz says he has been composting the solid portion of his manure which has benefits preventing wind erosion and adding carbon/humus to the soil. He said that when he improves soil quality there will also be an improvement in water quality.