The Value of Crop Rotation Field Day 2023

Southwestern Wisconsin Field Day (August 14, 2023): The Value of Grain Crop Rotations

Farmers, agronomists, and conservation professionals are invited to participate in an informative and interactive field day focused on making management decisions for achieving optimum crop yield, water quality, nitrogen, and weed management. This event will showcase the benefits of diversified grain crop rotations in increasing resiliency and farm profitability.

The field day will take place on Monday, August 14. Participants will have the opportunity to tour two crop rotation studies featuring corn, soybean, wheat, and alfalfa production practices employing innovative techniques such as no-till, tillage, rye cover cropping, ryelage production, and planting green.

This event promises to be a valuable platform for knowledge-sharing, as attendees will have the chance to engage in discussions with experts and peers. Topics covered will address the latest advancements in crop management, focusing on techniques that optimize yield, enhance water quality, and improve nitrogen and weed management.

When: Monday, August 14, 2023

Where: Lancaster Agricultural Research Station, 7396 State Rd 35 & 81, Lancaster, WI 53813

Start Time: 8:30 a.m.   Ends: 12:15 p.m.

Cost: FREE!

Certified Crop Advisor CEU’s have been applied for.  0.5 Crop Management, 1.0 Pest Management, 1.5 Soil and Water Management, and 2.0 Sustainability.

Register by August 9th. Registration can be completed at

Following the field day, lunch will be provided for farmers and collaborators involved in the Wisconsin DATCP producer-led grant groups. Additionally, there will be a short afternoon Southwestern Wisconsin Producer-led network meeting, enabling participants to network and exchange valuable insights.

The event is organized in collaboration with the Nutrient and Pest Management Program, WiscWeeds Lab, Agriculture Water Quality Program, Lancaster Agricultural Research Station, University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Division of Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.