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Celebrate working lands and join us for an old-fashioned barn dance and chautauqua!

The Partnering for Progress's fun and festive annual Barn Dance & Chautauqua celebrates Wisconsin's working lands, and raises funds to support the important work of the nonprofit partner organizations. Join us on September 13th in Cleveland, WI!

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NRCS starts signup for ag land, wetland conservation easements

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for its new Agricultural Conservation Easements Program. Funds will be available for the purchase of conservation easements on eligible agricultural lands and wetlands in Wisconsin.

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Latest Edition of “Working Lands Connection”

The latest edition of WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's newsletter- “Working Lands Connection”, is now available. It has info on the Farmland Preservation Program biennial report, a Rezone Report reminder, an ATCP 49 update, ATCP 50 update, AEA update, tax credit Information, upcoming speaking events and more.

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Preservation Stories


Advice from Matt Zoshke, an organizer of Wisconsin’s largest agricultural enterprise area (AEA): Be willing to work with the farmers in your area and understand their concerns. That and a lot of cooperative, creativity and hard work went into establishment of the Heart of America’s Dairyland AEA in Clark and Marathon counties. It also didn’t hurt that Zoshke, the Clark County conservationist, has a farm background and is well-known in the agriculture community.

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