(Dec. 12, 2019) Nick Guilette, demonstration farm project manager with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), was awarded the 2019 Certified Crop Advisor Conservationist of the Year Award.
As a demonstration farm project manager, Nick guides soil practice methods with producers through the Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farm Network. This network is funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and encompasses four farms that demonstrate conservation practices that reduce erosion and sediment loss, thereby reducing nonpoint source pollution entering the Great Lakes.
With his expertise in soil health, Guilette advises demonstration network farmers on implementing sustainable conservation practices such as no-till and low-disturbance manure applications. So far, his soil health methods have been effective in providing farmers with more economically and environmentally friendly cropping systems in the Door-Kewaunee, Wisconsin area and more widely in the Midwest.
He also works in the area to provide education and technology for the local public, farmers, universities, partners, agri-business and more.